In my time following politics I’ve seen and heard plenty of things that actually left me speechless. Doing what I do for a living, you tend to develop a high tolerance when it comes to being “shocked” or “stunned” by something. It did happen fairly recently when I first heard Mike Pence claim that Donald Trump is running an insult-free campaign, while it’s Hillary Clinton who’s been the negative one.
Well, it happened again today when I saw comments InfoWars’ Alex Jones made about President Obama and Hillary Clinton where he literally accused both of being “demons” who “smell like sulfur” and he’s been “told by people around” Clinton that they have nightmares because of her.
And, no, that’s not a joke:
I’m never a lesser of two evils person, but with Hillary, there’s not even the same universe. She is an abject, psychopathic, demon from Hell that as soon as she gets into power is going to try to destroy the planet. I’m sure of that, and people around her say she’s so dark now, and so evil, and so possessed that they are having nightmares, they’re freaking out. Folks let me just tell you something, and if media wants to go with this, that’s fine. There are dozens of videos and photos of Obama having flies land on him, indoors, at all times of year, and he’ll be next to a hundred people and no one has flies on them. Hillary, reportedly, I mean, I was told by people around her that they think she’s demon-possessed, okay? I’m just going to go ahead and say it, okay?
They said that they’re scared. That’s why when I see her when kids are by her, I actually get scared myself, with a child — with that big rubber face and that — I mean this woman is dangerous, ladies and gentleman. I’m telling you, she is a demon. This is Biblical. She’s going to launch a nuclear war. The Russians are scared of her.
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.
Keep in mind that this is a man Donald Trump has praised, saying he has an “amazing” reputation. He’s also someone who’s said Sandy Hook never happened, claims nearly every mass shooting is some sort of “false flag” attack orchestrated by the government, and has said he’s almost certain 9/11 was a government-orchestrated bombing.
Yet, in a reality that should terrify every sane person in this country, people like Jones are becoming “credible news sources” for many Republican voters.
This guy went on his radio show and insisted he believes that Hillary Clinton and President Obama are possessed by demons. He wasn’t using hyperbole, he wasn’t saying these things to add sensationalized exaggeration to a story, he was literally saying that he believes (based on reports from “people around” them) that they’re both possessed by demons from hell and smell like sulfur.
That’s the sort of rhetoric that used to get people locked inside of mental health facilities often crudely known as “nut houses.” Yet, here’s a man followed by millions who actually went on his radio show to profess that he thinks our current president and the Democratic nominee for president are both demons.
Again — that’s the founder of a go-to “news” source for many Republican voters who publicly stated that, based on information from “high up folks,” he has a legitimate belief that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are “rotten” smelling demons from Hell.
It takes a lot to really unnerve me to a point where I have an actual fear of something. But this escalating trend of Republicans viewing Alex Jones and other unhinged, batshit crazy conspiracy theorists as “credible news sources” actually does scare the hell out of me.
Watch his comments below via InfoWars by way of Media Matters: