Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host, made a series of controversial allegations about Barack Obama’s past. He claims the media intentionally overlooked these stories during the run-up to the 2008 presidential election. Here’s the full story.
“I Smoked Crack With Barack Obama and Had Sex With Him”
The former Fox News host, Tucker Carlson recently made shocking allegations against former President Barack Obama.
In a conversation on the popular Adam Carolla Show, Carlson referred to a claim by Larry Sinclair, asserting that Barack Obama once smoked crack and had a homosexual relationship.
Sinclair’s claims, “I smoked crack with Barack Obama and had sex with him,” which first surfaced during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, have been a matter of debate, and the media widely dismissed them at the time.
These allegations were largely seen as politically motivated, attempting to damage Obama’s reputation amidst a heated electoral race. Tucker Carlson argues that Sinclair’s claim “was obviously true.”
Sinclair Has “A Specialty in Crimes Involving Deceit”
Carlson argues that these allegations didn’t gain traction back in 2008 due to direct threats from Obama’s campaign.
“‘Nobody reported it not because they were squeamish about sex or drugs but because the Obama campaign said anyone who reports on this gets no access to the Obama campaign,” he alleged.
He accused the media of “lying” and suppressing the story to maintain their access to then-Senator Obama.
Sinclair’s own credibility has been in question for quite some time. The man, with criminal convictions including forgery, fraud, and larceny, has been dubbed by many as having “a specialty in crimes involving deceit.”
His Self-Published Book – Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder?
However, undeterred by the skepticism surrounding his narrative, Sinclair even published a self-authored book in 2009, ambitiously titled ‘Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder?’.
In it, he further alleged that Obama had another male partner whose death was suspiciously linked to the former president.
Revisiting old texts, Carlson also pointed to a 1982 letter written by a 21-year-old Obama to his then-girlfriend, Alex McNear.
The letter gives an insight into Obama’s sexuality, where it is reported he wrote that he “loves making love to men daily, but in the imagination.”
Obama’s Stance on LGBTQ+ Rights Changed Greatly
Carlon argued that ‘Barack Obama said so himself in a letter to his girlfriend. That’s Barack Obama’s business. I am not attacking him for liking dudes.”
It’s worth noting that throughout his tenure, Obama’s stance on LGBTQ+ rights changed greatly. Although he opposed homosexual marriage in 2004, asserting, “I don’t think marriage is a civil right,” his views transformed his presidency.
By 2015, Obama was celebrating the federal legalization of same-sex marriages.
Obama has been in a stable marriage with Michelle Obama since 1992, and the couple has two daughters.
Is There More Smoke Than Fire?
The truth of Carlson’s claims rests, in large part, on the trustworthiness of Larry Sinclair.
Given Sinclair’s checkered past and the media’s reluctance to spotlight his claims, supporters and detractors wonder if there’s more smoke than fire to these allegations.
Beyond the Obama-centric discussion, Carlson didn’t mince words regarding the Biden administration either.
He boldly predicted a military confrontation between the U.S. and Russia within the next year, stating, “‘They are going to go to war with Russia.
“Assume War Powers in Order to Win”
That’s what they are going to do,”. He reasoned, “It’s a political matter; they need to declare war footing in order to assume war powers in order to win.”
Predictably, the reactions to Carlson’s assertions have been polarized. While some see them as the unmasking of a well-concealed truth, others think they’re baseless lies.
One Twitter user remarked, “This is crazy. I feel like I hear about this more and more every day to the point it’s hard not to at least acknowledge.”
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Source: Daily Mail