The butler's source

The butler's source

by digby

I wasn't particularly startled to read the comments by Trump's butler because that vile stuff is common in the right wing fever swamps. But I admit I had never heard the one about the Obama's daughters being "rent-a-kids" because they allegedly don't look like their parents. It's weird because they actually do look like their parents, but I wondered where it came from.

Well, apparently it comes from the racist Michelle Obama hate industry, which has had a field day over the past few years.  This latest from Trump backer Alex Jones is a real doozy:

Ever-wily InfoWars broadcaster and Trump ally Alex Jones has set his sights on First Lady Michelle Obama, speculating that she’s secretly transgender — and suggesting her husband murdered comedienne Joan Rivers for joking about the fact.

On Monday, Jones told listeners that he’s loomed imperiously over plenty of videos and can verify that all these rumors are true.

He said, “The national media takes it when I talk about this and acts like I’m crazy. Listen, there’s hundreds of millions views on YouTube.”

Then, he opined that Michelle acts like she’s “god” and claimed Obama wants schools to “teach five-year-olds how to be trannies.”

Don’t forget, the famous comedienne Joan Rivers said, ‘Of course everyone knows she’s a tranny.’ She’s dead serious, ‘She’s a man.’

Deader than a doornail in a routine operation where basically she had fire poured down her throat and was a fire-breathing goblin. Dead on arrival. Shoot your mouth off, honey, you will die.”

“I really think — her daughters don’t look like her — I really think this is some weird hoax they did again, just like he didn’t get sworn in on the Bible, it was the Quran. All this weirdness, I mean, I used to laugh at this stuff, but man, it’s all about rubbing our noses in it. I think it’s all an arranged marriage, it’s all completely fake and it’s this big sick joke because he’s obsessed with transgender, just like some weird cult or something. I think Michelle Obama is a man. I really do. I really do. I believe it.”

Here's a little trip down memory lane for you from just five months ago:

Donald Trump is heaping praise on a radio host who has asserted that the U.S. government was involved in the Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11 terrorist attacks.

"Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down," Trump told Alex Jones during a Wednesday afternoon appearance on the proprietor's show.

Jones shared the love, telling Trump that "my audience, 90% of them, they support you."
Jones, who has advanced a number of conspiracy theories, gained prominence as a 9/11 "truther."

He has previously asserted on his radio show that there is a "98% chance this was a government-orchestrated controlled bombing.

In October, he said on a show that "there is a cover-up," and then highlighted Trump's recent criticism of George W. Bush's handling of 9/11.

Trump has disputed most officials' characterizations of 9/11 too in recent days, arguing that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the attacks. The real estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner tweeted a link to an post supporting his claims.

However, itself in October reported on Trump dismissing a 9/11 truther's question on the campaign trail, quoting him saying: "Is this guy some kind of conspiracy guy?"

Trump also praised libertarianism as "sort of interesting," and said that "there are certain things I really like about it."

His critique of libertarianism comes on the issue of national security, he said.

"If this were 100 years ago, I'd say forget about it ... (But) the weaponry is so powerful and they hate us so much that we have to now protect," Trump said.

Trump also offered his regular criticism of trade deals and a declining economy.