Never-before-seen footage has surfaced of Alex Jones saying he is ‘so sick of f**king Donald Trump‘ back in 2019, two years before the conspiracy theorist paid for the pro-Trump rally that preceded the Capitol riot.
The video, leaked to the Southern Poverty Law Center, shows Jones ranting that he wishes he ‘never would have met’ both the former president or Roger Stone, Trump’s ex-aide who was convicted of lying to Congress and is a member of the purported hate group the Proud Boys.
The footage was an outtake of a video interview Jones paid to do in January 2019 to use as promotional material.
The far-right radio host has long been on of Trump’s most vocal supporters and is now under investigation by federal authorities over his part in the January 6 riot.
Jones pushed the false claims that the election was stolen to his listeners in the weeks leading up to the insurrection and said he paid $500,000 toward the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally held moments before.
Never-before-seen footage has surfaced of Alex Jones saying he is ‘so sick of f**king Donald Trump’ back in 2019, two years before the conspiracy theorist paid for the pro-Trump rally that preceded the Capitol riot
The video, leaked to the Southern Poverty Law Center , shows Jones ranting that he wishes he ‘never would have met’ both the former president or Roger Stone
‘I’m so sick of f**cking Donald Trump, man. God, I’m f**king sick of him,’ Jones says at the start of the video released Tuesday.
‘Part of me – the selfish part – wishes that I’d never met Donald Trump, wishes that I’d never met Roger Stone,’ he says.
Jones puts his regrets down to the meetings being the ‘time-space continuum reflections’ of bringing ‘Donald John Trump into awesome.’
‘Because unlike the previous things I’ve done that were game-changing, those were just time-space continuum reflections of the third big change that I was involved in – and that was bringing Donald John Trump into awesome,’ he says.
Jones corrects himself saying he meant to say ‘office’ not ‘awesome’ before telling the camera ‘I’m going to say it again in a minute.
‘It’s the truth and I’m just going to say it. That I wish I never would have f**king met Trump,’ Jones says later in the footage.
‘I wish it never would have happened. And it’s not the attacks I’ve been through.
‘I’m so sick of f**king Donald Trump, man. God, I’m f**king sick of him. And I’m not doing this because, like, I’m kissing his f**king ass, you know. It’s, like, I’m sick of it.’
The video was shot by filmmaker Caolan Robertson who was hired by the far-right commentator to film a promotional video in Austin, Texas, called ‘You can’t watch this.’
Jones at a protest in front of the Maricopa County Election Department while votes are being counted in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 6
Jones (outside the Georgia capital) pushed the false claims that the election was stolen in the weeks leading up to the insurrection outside
Robertson leaked the footage to Hatewatch, an initiative that monitors and exposes the activities of the American radical right.
After shooting the interview in 2019, Robertson told Hatewatch Jones contacted him asking him not to put the comments in the final cut.
‘Please don’t put me b**ching in the film. I don’t do it a lot. But when I do look out,’ read text messages said to be from Jones.
The comments were largely out of character for Jones who promotes Trump on his InfoWars show on a near daily basis.
Jones repeatedly pushed the false claims that Trump won the election encouraging his listeners to ‘fight’ the outcome.
‘We have only begun to resist the globalists. We have only begun our fight against their tyranny. They have tried to steal this election in front of everyone,’ he said on his show on January 5.
‘I don’t know how this is all going to end, but if they want to fight, they better believe they’ve got one.’
The far-right radio host has long been on of Trump’s most vocal supporters
Roger Stone and Alex Jones attend the hearing of Google CEO Sundar Pichai in December 2018
Days earlier he warned ‘big things are afoot’ and urged his listeners to descend on the capitol that day.
‘Roger Stone spent some substantial time with Trump in Florida just a few days ago, and I’m told big things are afoot and Trump’s got major actions up his sleeve,’ he said on January 1.
Jones also funded the pro-Trump ‘Stop the Steal’ rally on the morning of January 6 that soon spiraled into the deadly insurrection on the Capitol that left five dead.
The conspiracy theorist, who has previously said the Sandy Hook shooting didn’t happen, said on Infowars he paid nearly $500,000 to help organize the event on the Ellipse.
He also claimed he had been invited by the White House to ‘lead the march’ to the Capitol.
On the day itself Jones was among the crowd and was said to be shouting into a bullhorn at Trump supporters at one point while his InfoWars vehicle was seen in a restricted area of the Capitol grounds.
ones was reportedly seen later in the day, standing on top of a car near the Capitol building and shouting into a bullhorn
It emerged last month that federal authorities are investigating whether Jones – along with Stone, rally organizer Ali Alexander and other prominent Trump supporters – played a part in organizing the violence, reported The Washington Post.
‘We are investigating potential ties between those physically involved in the attack on the Capitol and individuals who may have influenced them, such as Roger Stone, Alex Jones and Ali Alexander,’ a US official told the Post.
Jones has previously promoted the far-right extremist groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers – whose members were among those that stormed the Capitol that day.
The Infowars.com vehicle sits parked in a restricted area on the east side of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6
Jones was involved in and present at the rallies on the day the MAGA mob stormed the Capitol
Robertson claimed Jones also bragged off-camera he could get his listeners to ‘buy anything’ even ‘dick pills.’
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration ordered him to remove ‘misleading’ statements from his InfoWars website which claimed the colloidal sliver supplements he sells could help treat COVID-19.
In the letter, the FDA gave Jones 48 hours to take down the videos and put up disclaimers beneath the products, saying that there is no scientific proof that they ‘mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19’, threatening legal action if he didn’t comply.
He was also hit with a cease-and-desist letter from New York Attorney General Letitia James about the false claims.
Jones updated his website accordingly.
The peddling of the supplements came after he pushed numerous conspiracy theories during the pandemic, including that the virus is a Chinese communist plot to attack the West.
‘Alex Jones built a multi-million-dollar business selling supplements, lies and hate. It’s not necessarily about ideology for him, it’s more about money,’ said SPLC Senior Investigative Reporter Michael Edison Hayden.
‘Jones, like other extreme far-right grifters, showed how far he was willing to take his hate business on January 6, when he helped inspire Trump’s fans to commit an act of political violence.’
Jones is also being sued in Austin by the parents of a 6-year-old victim of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre who claim the InfoWars host used his show to promote falsehoods that the shooting was a hoax.
Source: Daily Mail |World News