Trump advisor and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was on a tear today over some past remarks President Obama made about climate change to college students in Africa, calling the president "the devil with a brown face."
Jones was not just on a tear, though. He crawled completely, totally, and utterly into the Basket of Deplorables.
"It isn’t lost on Obama, when he’s there with a red carpet and Air Force One, and 6 other airplanes behind him and hundreds of Secret Service, to tell African college students -- not you can innovate and have clean technology and blah blah blah no no -- “Listen you can’t have cars or air conditioning, alright, now I gotta get back on this jumbo jet, see you later," Jones ranted. "Because I’m Obama, I’m black, I’m liberal, you can’t have jack crap. But I have everything. Alright, see you later.”
"Because the planet will boil over, was the full quote," he added.
Oh, the resentment. The indignation he has on behalf of those college students working to make their country better. He was just getting started.
He continued, "And you look at that and you go, man, the disconnect. Africa’s got some really cool, beautiful – country, great people on average, but just never got out of slavery, never got out of tyranny, never got out of colonialism, and you’ve got Obama perched on top of it, saying you can’t have industrialization. And it’s like, “Oh thank you black father.”
Except that wasn't at all what President Obama was saying. Not at all. Of course, for Alex Jones, there isn't really any factual basis to anything he says or does, and this is no exception.
He closed this particular rant by warning those students that President Obama is "the devil in a brown face, come to screw you."
It's one thing to be a right wing shill conspiracy theorist. It's another to be a racist. And yet another to be pimping for oil companies and other mining interests who would enjoy stripping Africa of all its resources. Alex Jones managed to do all three, with one of the most contemptible, and yes, deplorable, things I've ever heard come out of his slimy little spittle-flecked mouth.
(h/t Media Matters)