By Mary Washington
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has taken birtherism once step further. Birthers, including Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, spent several years spreading ridiculous rumors that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and thus not eligible to be president.
But Jones is now also demanding first lady Michelle Obama show her birth certificate to prove she is a woman.
“Michelle Obama needs to prove once and for all that she is a woman,” said Jones on his radio show. “We need to know that the Obamas are not the first gay family in the White House.”
Right-wing conspiracy theorists have long suggested that Michelle Obama was born a man and their two children are adopted. They claim there are no photographs of first daughters Malia and Sasha as children, although a quick Google search disproves this.
Apparently, some Republicans are still clinging to the birtherism. Former Trump camp manager Corey Lewandowski recently brought it up again on CNN. He claimed Obama had falsified his college admission documents.
“Did he get in as a U.S. citizen or was he brought into Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country? I don’t know the answer!” said Lewandowski.