The right-wing’s favorite conspiracy theorist has started this “cool” new trend where his insane followers show up at rallies for the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wearing t-shirts with “Bill Clinton is a rapist” scrawled across them. Jones said that he would pay people $1,000 if they make it onto the television with the shirt on and $5,000 if they yell the phrase while wearing the shirt on tv. So, of course, now dumbasses far and wide are trying to become InfoWars famous and make fools of themselves. Two such folks showed up at a rally President Obama was holding for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Tuesday and it didn’t end well for them.
During his speech, the two Jones fans began heckling the president, so he heckled them right back:
“Is somebody hollering again?” Obama asked the crowd. “You know what? Here’s the deal. Try to get your own rally. You gotta get your own rally. See, if you can’t get your own rally, don’t come mess up somebody else’s rally.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 11, 2016
Security then escorted the hecklers out of the rally and the crowd chanted at them:
— Michael Hyland (@MichaelWNCN) October 11, 2016
Two things to note here, first of all, notice the hecklers were not assaulted in any way as they screamed falsehoods at the president. The president didn’t tell the crowd to punch them in the face. The president didn’t shout at them and call them names. The president didn’t have to tell his supporters to not injure the hecklers. Instead, he just shut them down.
Secondly, the idea that Bill Clinton is a rapist has long been debunked. The woman who is the prime accuser, Juanita Broaddrick, signed a sworn affidavit in 1998 saying that former President Clinton did not rape her. In the affidavit she said:
During the 1992 Presidential campaign there were unfounded rumors and stories circulated that Mr. Clinton had made unwelcome sexual advances toward me in the late seventies. Newspaper and tabloid reporters hounded me and my family, seeking corroboration of these tales. I repeatedly denied the allegations and requested that my family’s privacy be respected. These allegations are untrue and I had hoped that they would no longer haunt me, or cause further disruption to my family.
A year later, she changed her story after speaking to Kenneth Starr, the prosecutor who’d made it his life’s mission to attack Bill. What’s interesting is that despite all of her claims to the media that the former president raped her, she has never sued him for the alleged rape. Instead, she has spent her time sharing conspiracy theories on Twitter and bashing Hillary Clinton.
So, Alex Jones and his flock can scream “Bill Clinton is a rapist” all they want (except to Obama, he is not the one) but there is no evidence to support that claim. These rape allegations are not like a game of Bloody Mary, screaming “Bill is a rapist” three times in a rally or on television is not going to make evidence magically appear. However, there is evidence that Jones’ candidate Donald Trump has sexually assaulted women because now we all have a video of him admitting exactly that.
All of the deflection in the world isn’t going to change that.
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