President Obama’s final year in office has included serious matters, such as waves of clemency for non-violent drug offenders and gun control measures after countless mass shootings. But he still finds time to address lighter matters, as he did while stumping for Hillary Clinton in Greensboro, North Carolina (where he mocked Republicans who condemn but still support Donald Trump). And he gave a truly great response to a certain conspiracy theory about himself and Hillary Clinton.
At about 1:55 in the above video, Obama tells the audience how politicians can’t work together if they “constantly demonize each other.” The president then reveals that he’s speaking literally about “some guy on the radio” who claimed he and Clinton are demons who smell like sulfur. Obama is, of course, speaking about the rip-roaring Alex Jones, who went on a tear recently. Jones claimed that there are “dozens of videos” that show flies landing on Obama while ignoring every other human. And Jones said this was evidence that Obama and Clinton are possessed by demons, and that’s why the Russians are scared of Clinton. Yes, he did say this, and it got better:
“Imagine how bad she smells, man? I’m told her and Obama, just stink, stink, stink, stink. You can’t wash that evil off, man. Told there’s a rotten smell around Hillary. I’m not kidding, people say, they say — folks, I’ve been told this by high up folks. They say listen, Obama and Hillary both smell like sulfur. I never said this because the media will go crazy with it, but I’ve talked to people that are in protective details, they’re scared of her. And they say listen, she’s a frickin’ demon and she stinks and so does Obama. I go, like what? Sulfur. They smell like Hell.”
Obama responded to this insanity with “Ain’t that something?” He then proceeded to sniff himself before bursting into laughter: “C’mon, people! Democracy doesn’t work if you … just say stuff like that!” It was a beautiful moment, and the audience enjoyed it as much as he did. Here’s a clip of the isolated moment where Obama’s nose goes on the prowl. It’s worth watching on replay as an instant mood lifter. Enjoy.
This happened. Obama responds to Alex Jones saying he and Hillary are literal demons who smell like sulfur. Then he sniffs himself pic.twitter.com/GSxRsklRDf
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) October 11, 2016