‘We all wish Trump would do the right thing. And listen, I have the inside baseball on Trump – he doesn’t know what’s going on,’ Jones said on his InfoWars program on Wednesday afternoon.
‘I’m not even defending Trump,’ he added. ‘I’m just saying we need to move on.’
‘In fact, maybe – you know what – to get Trump’s attention, maybe I should just dish all the dirt,’ the fringe far-right media personality said.
‘You know what, you know what—I am going to dish it all on Trump next hour.’
Jones reiterated that he wishes Trump well and isn’t against the former president.
‘It’s not to hurt Trump,’ Jones said of his impending gossip, ‘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!’
Alex Jones said during his Wednesday InfoWars broadcast that he will ‘dish all the dirt’ on Donald Trump now that the former president has come out more definitively in favor of vaccinations
The threat comes amid the MAGA meltdown over Trump’s backing of the COVID-19 vaccine after he revealed earlier this month that he has also received his booster.
In a recent interview with conservative Daily Wire host Candace Owens, Trump defended the vaccine and urged Americans to get theirs – while still insisting he is against mandates for masks and vaccines.
Pro-Trump radio host Wayne Allyn Root called for an ‘intervention’ for the ex-president.
Trump said last Wednesday that people unvaccinated against coronavirus are the ones getting ‘very sick’ as he again took credit for the vaccination’s creation.
‘I came up with a vaccine – with three vaccines,’ Trump told Owens last week, referring to the development of the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines while he was still president. ‘All are very, very good. Came up with three of them in less than nine months. It was supposed to take five to 12 years.’
Owens interjected: ‘Yet more people have died under COVID this year, by the way, under Joe Biden , then under you and more people took the vaccine this year. So people are questioning how –’
Jones reiterated his support for Trump, saying revealing dirt is ‘not to hurt Trump, it’s so people can know how pathetic he is when you think he is playing 4D chess’
COVID cases have been massively rising in the last few weeks as the Omicron variant takes hold of the nation
Trump more recently has upped his urge to Americans to get vaccinated, arguing to Candance Owens earlier this month: ‘If you take the vaccine, you’re protected. Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you do get it, it’s a very minor form. People aren’t dying when they take the vaccine’
While appearing with Bill O’Reilly in Texas earlier this month, Trump and the former Fox News personality were booed by the crowd when they both revealed that they had received their COVID-19 booster shots
But the former president interrupted Owens, assuring: ‘Oh no, the vaccine work (sic), but some people aren’t the ones. The ones who get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don’t take the vaccine. But it’s still their choice.’
‘And if you take the vaccine, you’re protected,’ he continued. ‘Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you do get it, it’s a very minor form. People aren’t dying when they take the vaccine.’
So far 73.2 per cent of Americans have at least one dose of the COVID vaccine – both Moderna and Pfizer require two weeks after a second dose to be considered fully vaccinated. Johnson & Johnson is the only one-shot vaccine approved in the U.S.
Trump’s comments came amid a nationwide surge in COVID cases in the days before the Christmas holiday.
The country is seeing numbers of new cases exceeding any other points during the nearly two-year pandemic as the highly transmissible Omicron variant continues to spread across the nation.
COVID cases in the U.S. have soared in the last two weeks – doubling.
Experts have warned that the virus could infect 140 million people between January and March, which is 60 per cent of all Americans. While Omicron, many doctors say, is less severe than a case of COVID, it is much more contagious than any other cariant.
As part of the current administration’s push to get all Americans vaccinated, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other COVID advisers have said vaccinations are the most crucial tool toward ending the public health emergency.
Pushing the vaccine is one of the only issues where Trump is at odds with the majority of his base. Vaccine rates dipped over the summer, but are back on the rise as the Omicron variant spreads through the U.S.
Joe Biden’s White House press secretary used Trump’s comments to promote Americans getting vaccines.
‘We are grateful that the former president got the booster,’ Jen Psaki said during her briefing last week. ‘We’re also grateful that he made clear in a recent interview that they’re effective and they’re safe, and that’s an important issue for anyone to hear.’
‘This isn’t a partisan issue, this is about saving lives, communicating accurate information, pushing back against inaccurate information, and in this particular case, the former president did that,’ she said in rare praise of Biden’s predecessor.
When asked if there’s a potential partnership in the future, Psaki said: ‘I don’t know that we think it requires a partnership.’
‘I think we believe that the former president being out there and stating what is factually accurate about the efficacy of vaccines, of getting booster which he recently did of course, is a good thing, right? And it’s a good thing to have a range of voices out there – Democrats, Republicans, independents, celebrities, non-celebrities, whomever people will be listening to out in the country.’
‘But certainly we would applaud, and have, the former president’s comments.’
Jen Psaki, in sharing a clip of the interview, tweeted last Thursday: ‘Just going to echo former President Trump here on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. Merry Christmas eve eve. go get boosted’.
Anti-Trump Republican representative, Peter Meijer, also reposted the video and wrote: ‘If you haven’t already, please get one of the amazing COVID vaccines. I did (vax+booster).’
‘If you don’t want to take my word for it,’ the Michigan congressman added, ‘take the word of former President Trump. He got vax and booster too. Or ask your doctor or any other trusted source (not Facebook or YouTube!)’
Trump praised the vaccine and urged people to get it, which goes against a large portion of his base, but also opposed the increasing number of mandates related to masking and vaccinations.
‘Forget about the mandates, people have to have their freedom,’ Trump told Owens in the interview that aired last Wednesday.
‘But at the same time, the vaccine is one of the greatest achievements of mankind.’
Trump, 75, said over the weekend when appearing with Bill O’Reilly in Texas that he has received his coronavirus booster shot. He was subsequently booed when saying Americans should be ‘really happy’ about having access to vaccines.
‘When we came up with these incredible vaccines – three of them – and therapeutics, we did a tremendous job, and we should never disparage them,’ Trump said during the tour stop.
‘We should be really happy about it because we’ve all saved millions and millions of lives all over the world.’
He has long been an advocate for people getting the vaccine. He likes to prove to his base that the vaccine is safe by repeating that it was developed under his presidency.
The 45th president on last Tuesday evening said he was ‘very appreciative’ of President Joe Biden paying tribute to his administration’s efforts to create the vaccine – adding that he was ‘surprised to hear it.’
Biden several hours prior had commended his predecessor for leading efforts to make the U.S. one of the first countries in the world to develop and roll out a COVID vaccine.
‘Thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America is one of the first countries to get the vaccine,’ Biden said during remarks last week.
‘Thanks to my administration and the hard work of Americans, we led a rollout that made America among the world leaders in getting shots in arms,’ the president added.
Trump, who has frequently complained about not getting enough credit for his decisions in pushing the vaccine manufacture, said he was pleasantly surprised by the president’s words.
‘I’m very appreciative of that – I was surprised to hear it,’ Trump told Fox News Digital.
‘I think it was a terrific thing, and I think it makes a lot of people happy,’ he said of the comments. ‘I think he did something very good.’
‘You know, it has to be a process of healing in this country, and that will help a lot.’
Trump in May 2020 announced Operation Warp Speed (OWS) – a partnership between the Departments of Health and Human Services and Defense – aimed to help accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
OWS has invested an estimated $18 billion, mostly in the late-stage clinical development and early manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines, and has agreements in place to buy 455 million doses.
The scheme is by far the largest of the global efforts for development of COVID-19 vaccines.
By comparison, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) – founded in Davos by the governments of Norway and India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and the World Economic Forum – has invested $1·4 billion in support of the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
Their vaccines, unlike those from OWS, are intended for a global audience.
Trump in December 2020 also signed an executive order that would ensure all Americans had access to coronavirus vaccines before the U.S. government could begin aiding nations around the world.
‘This is a great thing that we all did,’ Trump said, referring to the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines.
‘I may have been the vehicle, but we all did this together.’