Alex Jones was filmed shouting at a pile of excrement on the street outside a Republican rally in Texas.
Perhaps it was a metaphor for Jones' life lately?
Twitter announced on Tuesday that 18 additional accounts linked to the right-wing conspiracy theorist and his show Infowars were removed due to violations of its abusive behavior policy—but the 44-year-old showed no signs of going easy on the defenseless mound of poo.
Literally the first thing I encountered in the vicinity of the Cruz/Trump rally was Alex Jones screaming at a pile… https://t.co/24wTmahROu— Elizabeth Nolan Brown (@Elizabeth Nolan Brown)1540248276.0
I see that Alex Jones found a new audience. Piles of poo https://t.co/GPWUJ66q6D— Robert 🇺🇲🌊 (@Robert 🇺🇲🌊)1540298629.0
The video was taken by Reason journalist Elizabeth Nolan Brown outside a rally being held by President Donald Trump and Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Texas ahead of the forthcoming midterm elections on November 6.
Nolan tweeted of the Jones footage:
“Don't say I didn't bring you any scoops from this thing."
Don’t say I didn’t bring you any scoops from this thing 😏— Elizabeth Nolan Brown (@Elizabeth Nolan Brown)1540248400.0
@ENBrown @chrislhayes They stripped him of his YouTube channel and now he’s taken his “performance art” outside. Just another day in 2018.— Sophie Beans (@Sophie Beans)1540249095.0
In the clip, Jones appears to be addressing the fecal matter as if it were Representative Beto O'Rourke, the Democrat who is challenging Ted Cruz for his Texas Senate seat in the midterm elections on November 6.
@ENBrown @chrislhayes https://t.co/aUg4Ed1sk2— Topper Harley (@Topper Harley)1540248491.0
The radio show host was also filmed shouting with a megaphone at protesters who set up a giant inflatable Trump-baby balloon—which famously flew above London during the President's visit to the United Kingdom.
Alex Jones, protesters, and the President Trump baby balloon outside today's #TrumpRally. @FOX26Houston https://t.co/fVbBJpWHke— Josh Reed (@Josh Reed)1540243747.0
Jones's interaction with the pile of poo was filmed by a cameraman, on which one Twitter user commented:
“Imagine being the cameraman getting paid to film someone yelling at shit."
Whether or not the footage was being taken for Jones's show Infowars is unclear, but some commenting on the video felt the poo was misjudged and undeserving of Jones' abuse.
Others just brought the jokes.
@ENBrown @MalcolmNance Finally he's up against his intellectual equal— bweb581 Egads what a hyperbolic anecdote (@bweb581 Egads what a hyperbolic anecdote)1540257333.0
@ENBrown @chrislhayes After a back and forth they were not able to determine who was smarter so Alex stormed off.— bob clendenin (@bob clendenin)1540249268.0
@ENBrown https://t.co/gOEKRqs4EY— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1540252667.0
And not all the jokes were at Jones' expense.
@ENBrown @real_farmacist #sharted 😂💩 https://t.co/HsWUgQz3Hw— sUeDeHeAd (@sUeDeHeAd)1540251250.0
@ThisCharmingMa9 @ENBrown @real_farmacist Is this for real? 🤣— JediPancakes Ⓥ ॐ ♀️☮️ 😷 🏡 STAY THE FUCK HOME!! (@JediPancakes Ⓥ ॐ ♀️☮️ 😷 🏡 STAY THE FUCK HOME!!)1540260599.0
@getsmartguys @ENBrown ...Stable.... Say... I think I see what ya did there: 🐴🐎💩— McDew (@McDew)1540264411.0
#TotallyNormal #StableGenius Alex Jones, screaming at poo. #AlexJonesScreamsAtPoo #PooScreamer https://t.co/IPP4hqUO8f— RolfFunCycleIII (@RolfFunCycleIII)1540259353.0
Others felt the video perfectly fit the times.
@ENBrown @adamcbest That's the most 2018 thing to happen so far— Rokey🇺🇸 BidenHarris2020 (@Rokey🇺🇸 BidenHarris2020)1540250140.0
@ENBrown @DeBruler2324 What's great is that even if there wasn't video evidence this would still be a totally believable tweet.— Spider Jerusalem (@Spider Jerusalem)1540258954.0
Twitter permanently suspended the accounts @realalexjones and @infowars in early September after they were reported by fellow users for repeated violations of the Twitter Terms of Service agreement (TOS).
Other tech companies such as PayPal, YouTube, Apple, Spotify and Facebook also limited or banned Jones's activities on their sites due to repeated flagrant violations of their TOS.
A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.