By Piper Blackmun
Alex Jones, America’s no. 1 conspiracy theorist, may be having a change of heart about his alliance with President Donald Trump.
Jones threw his weight and his millions of followers behind Trump, but he seems to have changed his tune.
“I’ll admit that Trump has disappointed me,” said Jones on his radio show “InfoWars. “He has surrounded himself with globalists like Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin and other Wall Street types. Kushner is even partners with George Soros. I think the real Trump has been replaced by a shape-shifting alien.”
Jones’ attempt to distance himself from Trump may be a more cynical ploy. According to an extensive BuzzFeed article, Jones’ success was built on portraying himself as a rebellious outsider, something he can’t do if he’s friends with the president of the United States.
The BuzzFeed article also says much of Jones’ success is built on selling doom and gloom. He warns people of the coming apocalypse and then sells them products to help survive it. This is the same business plan employed by Glenn Beck and televangelists such as Jim Bakker. According to BuzzFeed, Jones makes more than $10 million per year selling supplements and other disaster supplies to his gullible listeners.
BuzzFeed writer Charlie Warzel said a Democrat in the White House would have been better for Jones’ ratings.
“Former Infowars employees suggested that Jones’ secret fear was that his opposition would someday run out — especially if Obama lost re-election. One recalled Jones pacing back and forth on Election Day in 2012, nervous over the prospect of losing the polarizing president that had helped usher in ratings gold,” said Warzel.