What a difference three days made for conspiracy monger Alex Jones.
Jones said the days when he “pigheadedly” supported Trump were long gone and that DeSantis was the better candidate.
“DeSantis has just gone from being awesome to being unbelievably good,” Jones said, according to the Daily Beast. “And I don’t just watch a man’s actions, as Christ said. Judge a tree by its fruits. I can also look in his eyes on HD video, and I see the real sincerity.”
Jones said DeSantis is “what Trump should be like,” but he said the Republican governor is not just “better than Trump” but “way better than Trump.”
Some pundits suggested that Jones’ announcement was a sign that Trump’s hold on the right was fading.
But that seems to have been mistaken based on the mea culpa Jones issued on Monday to appease the former president.
In his “emergency message,” Jones begged Trump to watch the first minutes of Thursday’s show “so you can see what I said in context.”
Jones claimed “the corporate media” edited his comments “down to a 30-second clip” to make it sound like he’s “only for DeSantis” and that he’s abandoned Trump.
Jones insisted, “That’s not true. It’s the contrary.”
The normally fiery disinformation peddler tried to empathize with the former president’s current situation.
“I understand that you’re under attack, I understand you are surrounded, and I’m trying to get you to reassess the situation,” he said. “I know that people ... are telling you that you need to reassess the situation.”
You can see Jones’ two sides in this clip provided by The Recount.
Many Twitter users weren’t impressed by Jones’ backpedal.