President Barack Obama actually sniffed himself to prove he didn’t smell like a demon.
Obama appeared at a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina where he spoke about the connection between diversity and democracy.
“There’s only one candidate in this race who understands that democracy in a big, diverse country doesn’t work if you constantly demonize each other,” Obama said.
He went on to share a story about a conservative radio host's assertions that he and Clinton are evil supernatural beings.
“I was reading the other day: There’s a guy on the radio — who, apparently Trump appears on his show frequently — said me and Hillary are demons. Said we smell like sulfur. Ain’t that somethin’?”
The president then sniffed his own hand and chuckled before saying, “Now…I mean, c’mon people. Democracy does not work if you just say stuff like that.”
Well, Obama just called out 90% of my Facebook timeline. https://t.co/0d6WDP4x2T— Spookymar (@wevidal) October 12, 2016
The radio host Obama was referring to, Alex Jones, made the bizarre comments on Monday, according to BuzzFeed.
“I’m never a lesser-of-two-evils person, but with Hillary, there’s not even the same universe,” Jones said. “She is an abject, psychopathic, demon from hell that as soon as she gets into power is going to try to destroy the planet.”
He also claimed 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 land on them.”
After all of that “proof” of their demon ties, Jones tried giving his accusations more credence by discussing their supposed sulfur smell.
“I’m told her and Obama just stink, stink, stink, stink. You can’t wash that evil off, man,” Jones said. “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.”
Obama used Jones’ outrageous remarks as a literal example to illustrate how demonizing one another does not make for an environment in which democracy can thrive and operate as it is intended to.
Regardless of whether you disagree with someone’s political views or simply dislike their character, there’s just no excuse to launch absurd, personal attacks against other people.
What good does that type of rhetoric do for anyone?
Besides, if anybody were to smell of sulfur due to being stained with “evil,” it would probably be Donald Trump. After all, he has the longest track record of abominable antics.
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