A notorious radio host has claimed that the Obamas were responsible for the death of Joan Rivers, because she got too close to the truth with a joke about the First Lady.
A month before her death in 2014, Joan Rivers made one last characteristically-offensive quip about the president.
When asked whether the US would see a gay president, she said: “We already have it with Obama, so let’s just calm down. You know Michelle is a tranny. A transgender, we all know.”
The comic died within weeks of the comments, and the late Ms Rivers would probably be highly amused to hear that the timing of her death sparked a conspiracy theory that the First Lady really is transgender.
But conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of InfoWars doubled down this week, insisting that the Obamas were complicit in the comedienne’s death because she knew too much.
He said: “Her shoulders are too wide… we’ve had doctors on about this. She always has this pooch, so she’s either wearing a codpiece or has genitalia. She looks like a man! Lady looks like a dude! It’s true. It’s a giant viral video phenomenon for like eight years that she’s a man.”
Jones continues: “Don’t forget, the famous comedian Joan Rivers said ‘Of course everyone knows she’s a tranny.’ 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.”
He continued to claim of the First Lady: “Her daughters don’t look like her… I really think this is some weird hoax, 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.”