For days, Donald Trump’s supporters in conservative media were gearing up for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s press conference today that they believed would doom Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
No one was more excited than Alex Jones, an outspoken supporter of Trump who has hosted the GOP candidate on his show, and Roger Stone, an informal adviser to Trump and frequent Jones guest.
On Sunday, Jones reported that “Roger is saying that this is ‘the end of Hillary on Wednesday’ and I agree.”
Stone told Jones’ InfoWars network that “the motherlode is coming Wednesday…it’s handcuff time.” The next day, Stone expressed confidence that Assange would “deliver the payload” that would bring down Clinton, tweeting:
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) October 2, 2016
Trump ally Wayne Allyn Root similarly assured his fans that Assange was set to release “devastating info on Hillary. That’s assuming Obama & Hillary don’t murder him w/drone strike overnight.” He also said that he was staying up to watch Assange’s announcement—“it’s like staying up for Christmas!”—and wondered if Clinton would need to receive an “adrenaline shot” when she got the news of Assange’s big announcement.
Just before Assange started his remarks, Jones waited with bated breath.
“We better hear some major dirt,” he said. “I’ve been told by Stone and others that have been in contact with him that we’re about to get ‘devastation of the Clintons.’ We’re up at 4 a.m. Central.”
But his confidence that Assange would release a “devastating coup de grace” and “deathblow” to Clinton quickly subsided when it became apparent that Assange was only announcing that he would release new information in the future, although not necessarily connected to Clinton.
Jones, who switched between screaming, singing and rapping during his commentary, was not pleased with Assange’s address, warning him that Clinton is trying to murder him and even tying his newfound contempt for the “Wiki-turds” founder back to his conspiracy theory that Michelle Obama is transgender: “Of the two trannies, she has definitely got the bigger gun.”
He added: “Julian Assange is a Hillary butt plug, Assange is a Hillary butt probe.”
Eventually, Jones channeled Ludacris:
You better release it all within 12 hours or you’re done. We’ve been Wiki-rolled. Who bought them TVs, bitch, tell me that? Move, bitch, get out the way. Get out the way, bitch, get out the way. Move, bitch, get out the way, I mean, you get out the way man. You think you bitched us? You think you rolled us? You ain’t seen nothing yet, Assange. I’m rolling Hillary. I’m the dark heart. We ain’t backing down. Just because you’re a fake chump don’t mean we are. Get ready!
“We’re not losers because we got trolled by Julian Assange,” Jones said, calling Assange’s press conference “hammered shit” and “Hillary’s ‘October Surprise.’”
“You released nothing,” he continued. “You trolled the world…. I am embarrassed, I feel chumped, I feel trolled.”
Naturally, Jones suspected that Assange has now joined forces with the evil globalists.
“I think they’ve gotten to Assange and promised him some type of immunity deal if he rolls over, I think that deal’s been made.”