Donald Trump’s defense of COVID vaccines does not go down well with some supporters, including far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who questioned the former president’s intelligence after a speech in Alabama on Saturday in which Trump was booed for he said he had been vaccinated.
According to Jones, the 45th President is giving in to pressure from CNN – cable channel Trump calls “fake news” – to get vaccinated.
“(CNN President) Jeff Zucker snaps his fingers and Trump clicks his heels and bounces tight and says, ‘How high should I jump, boss?’ “Jones said on Sunday before playing a clip of Trump’s weekend speech.
In Alex Jones speaks outside the Dirksen building on Capitol Hill in Washington in this file photo dated September 5, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana /)
Some of the former president’s supporters in Cullman, Alabama booed when he told them he respected their “freedoms” but added, “I recommend taking the vaccines. I did it. It’s good. Take the vaccines. ”
In a clip published by watchdog group Media Matters for America, Jones called Trump a“ good person ”but said he should be held accountable for his vaccine advocacy.
He claimed also that the COVID vaccines “create mutants” and that Trump is being fooled by the mainstream scientific community.
“Seriously ashamed, Trump,” said Jones. “If you don’t have the common sense to save yourself and your political career, that’s fine. At least some good Republicans get elected, and we like them. But my god, maybe you’re not that smart. Maybe Trump is actually a fool … “
Jones welcomed the candidate Trump in his” Infowars “program in 2015, when the GOP hopefuls described his host’s reputation as” amazing “and swore:” I will not do you. ” in the lurch. ”
Jones not only claimed that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax and the 11th attacks. That prompted the FDA to send Jones a letter warning him that his Elixirs would be sold in violation of the law.
In a tape leaked in March, Jones, who supported Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of fraud in the 2020 election, said he wished he had “never met Trump”.