Conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones issued an « emergency Christmas Day warning » to former President Donald Trump on Saturday, after Trump touted the COVID-19 vaccine in a recent interview.
This week, Trump pushed back against Daily Wire host Candace Owens as she attempted to cast doubt on the vaccine’s efficacy. The former president provoked the ire of his own fanbase by stating vaccines work, « but some people aren’t taking them. »
« The ones that get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don’t take their vaccine, » Trump said in the interview. « But it’s still their choice, and if you take the vaccine, you’re protected. »
« Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, » he continued. « And if you do get [COVID-19], it’s a very minor form. People aren’t dying when they take the vaccine. »
The interview incensed Jones, a fervent anti-vaccination proponent who has propagated disinformation during the pandemic, as well as attempted to profit from it by promoting his own products as cures against the coronavirus.
« This is an emergency Christmas Day warning to President Trump, » Jones said in Saturday’s video.
« You are either completely ignorant about the so-called vaccine gene therapy you helped ram through with Operation Warp Speed, or you are the most evil man who has ever lived to push this toxic poison on the public and to attack your constituents when they simply try to save their lives and the lives of others.
« Recently, Candace Owens attempted to confront you politely face-to-face with the fact that the so-called vaccines are causing a lot of deaths and illnesses, » Jones said. « And you doubled down, saying that nobody has been hurt by these shots and that is just a flat-out lie. »
The Infowars host went on to say the COVID-19 vaccine was designed to « erase the population’s immune system and make them dependent on ongoing gene therapies. »
In clips from his show featured in the video, Jones said vaccines have caused « spontaneous abortions and miscarriages, » nosebleeds, convulsions, paralysis, blindness, « ovaries basically dissolving, » interference with women’s periods, and endometriosis.
« This, President Trump, is what you are now signing onto, » Jones said. « It’s one thing to rush the shot out because you believed it would save the people and help end the lockdowns. »
He went on: « But now that you know that [Anthony] Fauci signed you onto a fraud, you must extricate yourself from this lie, or you will be forever known as the M.V.V.P., the Most Valuable Vaccine Pusher. And the name Trump will be associated with pure evil. Do not go down history as Josef Mengele 2.0. »
Jones then continued by calling Trump a « coward » but urged him to « turn back, » saying: « Your legacy will be that of a monster. Your legacy will be that of a eugenicist. Your legacy will be that of a child killer, using medical tyranny. »
Newsweek has contacted Trump’s office for comment.
A former vocal Trump supporter who is currently in hot water with Congress over his role in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, Jones recently positioned himself as a scathing critic of the ex-commander-in-chief for supporting the COVID-19 vaccine.
In a leaked outtake from an interview for the documentary You Can’t Watch This in January 2019, Jones said he wished he « never would have f***ing met Trump. »
« I’m so sick of f***ing Donald Trump, man, » he said. « God, I’m f***ing sick of him. And I’m not doing this because, like, I’m kissing his f***ing ass, you know. It’s, like, I’m sick of it. »
The Daily Wire interview was not the first instance of Trump’s own supporters turning on him over the vaccine issue. Last week, the former president was booed at an event in Dallas after saying he received the booster shot.