President Obama Sniffs His Hand at a Campaign Rally to Prove He’s Not Demonically Possessed

But did he smell sulfur? Ask Alex Jones.

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On Monday, conspiracy radio host Alex Jones made a major announcement: White House sources had informed him that Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama are “abject, psychopathic” demons “from Hell.”

Jones has hosted Donald Trump on his radio show, InfoWars, and quickly emerged as one of the Republican nominee’s leading boosters in conservative media. So at a rally Tuesday in Greensboro, North Carolina, Obama decided to respond. “I was reading the other day, there’s a guy on the radio who apparently, Trump’s on his show frequently, he said me and Hillary are demons. Said we smell like sulfur. Ain’t that something!”

Obama then paused to smell his own hand.

“Now, I mean, come on, people!” he said.

Trump only appeared on Jones’ show once, but both men have close relationships with conservative dirty trickster Roger Stone, a Nixon campaign vet who serves as an informal Trump adviser and a frequent InfoWars guest.

Jones, in case you’re unfamiiar with him, is a 9/11 Truther who claims the Sandy Hook massacre never happened. He has been critical of past Republican candidates, but he can’t get enough of The Donald. Jones also helped to popularize the “Hillary for Prison” t-shirts that are now ubiquitous at conservative rallies, and his show is an incubator for some of Trump’s wildest accusations—including the claim that the November election will be “rigged.”

“It is surreal,” Jones commented on his program in August, “to talk about issues here on air, and then word-for-word hear Trump say it two days later.”

But maybe Jones had a point. If Obama’s not the devil, how does the president explain this?

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