Root was a leading proponent of the conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. At one point, Root falsely claimed that Obama was not a student at Columbia University; at another point, in an interview with Sean Hannity, Root said that he believed that Obama was a “foreign exchange student” at Columbia. Root has described Obama as a “Marxist, anti-American, anti-Israel, globalist, middle class-hating, Muslim sympathizer”. He also claimed that Obama was gay, called him “Bathhouse Barry” and said that he had info from Obama’s “friends in Chicago” about Obama’s “sordid past”. He has described Obama as a “Manchurian candidate”, possibly hired by the Bilderberg Group to destroy the United States and “kill all of us”.
He promoted conspiracy theories around the murder of Seth Rich, and at various times suggested that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Hillary Clinton, Donna Brazile, Bill Clinton, Eric Schneiderman and John Podesta were involved in the murder.
During the white supremacist Unite the Right rally, Root falsely claimed that the white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr. who killed Heather Heyer was “such B.S. Probably paid actors & infiltrators hired by Soros. No conservative I’ve ever met commits violence. EVER.”
Root tweeted in the aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting: “This is a real thing. Clearly Coordinated Muslim Terror attack. PRAY for our Vegas police. PRAY for victims. VERY bad. Awful.” It was later confirmed that the shooter was 64-year-old Mesquite, Nevada, resident Stephen Paddock. Root then defended his original claim by tweeting: “Terrible day. Liberal fools criticizing me 4 reporting what I hear DIRECT from police & credible news sources. I report it as I hear it.”
Root argued that Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is motivated by “penis envy”, because “Mueller’s is smaller than Trump’s.”
It’s easy to get desensitized to this stuff. I think it’s important to keep a certain amount of focus on the fact that that the president of the United States is literally insane, so I’m going to keep posting these things.
And this is the cleanup operation:
What Trump really meant was . . . exactly what he said: