Paul Watson turns on Trump, then denies turning on Trump after losing hundreds of followers

Paul Joseph Watson, Youtuber and contributor to right-wing website Infowars, has had a difficult couple of days with his followers.

After Donald Trump announced a military strike on an airbase in Syria, Watson tweeted that he was officially 'off the Trump train'. His reason being that Trump was a "deep state / Neo-con puppet".

This didn't go down with Watson's audience, who follow him for his rant style videos, whose titles include: "Shia LaBeouf is a complete idiot," "Leonardo DiCaprio is a complete idiot" and "Snoop Dogg is a complete idiot".

Following a sharp drop in his Twitter followers, Watson did a quick about face and reassured people that he was still a passenger on the 'Trump train'.

The entire saga was spotted by author Christoph Rehage (@Crehage), who tweeted Watson's digital epiphany.

First there was the rejection of Trump, whom Watson has praised regularly.

Then, came the realisation that his audience were only there for one thing - which as it transpires is unquestioning loyalty to Donald Trump.

Finally, there was a U-turn, presumably in order to regain some lost ground.

It can be a slippery slope down from the dizzying heights of alt-right Twitter fame.

I'm sure there are some people who respected you for sticking to your guns Paul.

Until... You know, you didn't.

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