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The Infowars host Alex Jones slammed Trump's social-media network and called him 'pathetic' for supporting the COVID-19 vaccine

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Alex Jones lashed out at Trump on Wednesday, saying the former president "doesn't know what he's doing."Zach Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images
  • Jones came out swinging against former President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

  • Angered by Trump's support of vaccines, Jones threatened to "dish all the dirt" on him.

  • Jones criticized Trump's social-media platform Truth Social, suggesting it isn't "a real network."

The Infowars host Alex Jones tore into former President Donald Trump and his upcoming social network Truth Social over Trump's recent public approval of COVID-19 vaccines.

On Wednesday, Jones, previously a staunch and outspoken Trump supporter, told listeners of his Infowars show to "move on" from the former president.

"Yeah, we all wish Trump would do the right thing. But listen, I've got the inside baseball on Trump. He doesn't know what's going on. And I'm not even defending Trump. I'm just saying we've got to move on," said Jones, a prominent conspiracy theorist on the right.

He then threatened to "dish all the dirt" on Trump, saying he had access to unnamed sources from "inside Trump's camp," The Daily Beast's Zachary Petrizzo first reported.

"It's not to hurt Trump. It's so people can know how pathetic he is when you think he is playing 4D chess going to save you and he's not," Jones said.

He said that Trump is "not a bad guy," but added that the former president "doesn't know what he's doing, and he's surrounded by bad advisors."

Jones proceeded to criticize Truth Social as well. "He's got that multibillion-dollar social-media network based on Mastodon that they said's an original program that doesn't even work," he said, referring to the open-source social-media software.

"And there's all these SEC criminal investigations of it right now," Jones continued. "And it's all falling apart. I wish Trump could go build a real network."

Trump revealed during a December 19 appearance with the former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that he'd gotten a booster shot and told people in the crowd not to boo because of it. Later in an interview with the conservative commentator and activist Candace Owens, he repeated the same sentiment.

"Trump did a lot of good, and I believed in him," Jones later said after Trump's comments. "So the fact that he's done this makes it personal. It makes it hurt!"

On a Christmas broadcast, Jones said Trump was either "completely ignorant" or "one of the most evil men who ever lived."

Jones joins several far-right commentators in their newfound criticism of the former president.

Others who have recently lashed out against Trump include the radio host and longtime Trump supporter Wayne Allyn Root, who said on Jones' show that Trump is "horribly wrong" about the vaccines and "needs an intervention."

The "Stop the Steal" organizer Ali Alexander blasted Trump as well, writing on his Telegram channel: "Trump, stop. Just stop. Have your position (backed by Fauci) and allow us to have ours (which is backed by science). This losing is getting boomer level annoying."

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