Right-wing media is rife with disinformation regarding the pandemic that's killed over 600 thousand Americans and completely upended daily life in the United States for more than a year.
Some of this disinformation has veered from simply wrong to completely deranged, especially regarding the vaccines for the virus, which have been proven safe and effective.
Former President Donald Trump himself, the party's near-unanimously adored figurehead, was recently booed at a rally in Alabama for urging his supporters to potentially save their lives by getting the vaccine.
Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who's made a living peddling sketchy supplements and post-apocalyptic gear, skewered Trump for telling the crowd to get the shot.
Alex Jones goes off on Trump after he said this weekend that vaccines work. “BS. Trump, that’s a lie. My God, maybe… https://t.co/NOiU6CtXEP— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski) 1629734317.0
"Shame on you, Trump. Seriously. Hey, if you don't have the good sense to save yourself and your political career, that's ok. At least you're gonna get some good Republicans elected and you know, we like ya. But my god. Maybe you're not that bright. Maybe Trump's actually a dumbass."
The far-right conspiracy theorist, once a fervent Trump supporter who even interviewed him during the 2016 campaign, has somewhat soured on the former President in the years since. Jones said in a bizarre 2019 video that he wished he'd never met Trump.
Between the boos from the rally and the burn from Alex Jones, some think Trump is losing his hold on the party, as supporters seek even more absurd lies than the ones he used to broadcast from the White House.
It appears that even Trump is losing control over his sheep. #Cult45 https://t.co/PmlCG7yPOg— Whistleblower Tokyo Jon (@Whistleblower Tokyo Jon) 1629810749.0
The antivax movement has annexed the MAGA movement. It's now more important to stand against vaccination than it is… https://t.co/LwlpXnzKS3— Mike Rothschild (@Mike Rothschild) 1629735469.0
At this point if Jesus Christ himself came down and said take your shot and wear a mask they would nothttps://t.co/VECcGoUGKP
— Sam Durrani, MD (@sweetdoodmd) August 24, 2021
Others were pleased to see them eating their own.
It’s just too funny seeing the far right turning on the orange baby before he goes to jail https://t.co/xvjbFmeKIU— LaughsLonger (@LaughsLonger) 1629753372.0
I always knew these kinds of folks would inevitably start turning on each other but the question is if they'll do i… https://t.co/7voR35Linu— Bipolar Andrew's Other Account (@Bipolar Andrew's Other Account) 1629776849.0
Good, let em keep fighting each other… https://t.co/DdkYuMt4Ey— Patterson Park 🇹🇹 🇺🇸 (@Patterson Park 🇹🇹 🇺🇸) 1629760668.0
Circular firing squad. Too bad it has taken so long... https://t.co/j1pqNyjQrL— Barbara Monaco (@Barbara Monaco) 1629740204.0
😆😆I really love when they eat their own 😆😆 https://t.co/hH04twozcl— 🙋♀️I’m Amber-I want my country back (@🙋♀️I’m Amber-I want my country back) 1629736514.0
MOMMMM THE SNAKES ARE EATING THEIR OWN TAILS AGAIN https://t.co/8OgzMdUaZI— shauna (@shauna) 1629770860.0
Vaccination rates in Alabama, where Trump held his most recent rally, remain among the lowest in the nation.