In a video posted to his Freedom Watch YouTube account this Wednesday, right-wing attorney and disseminator of birther conspiracy theories, Larry Klayman, accused former President Barack Obama of trying to “undermine the Trump presidency” by vacationing in Italy during Trump’s first trip abroad as president.
Klayman accused Obama of running a “shadow government” and “trying to upstage” Trump. But what really has him mad is the fact that Michelle Obama wore a top that bared her shoulders while in the vicinity of a church.
“He and Michelle went into a church in Siena, Italy, and she basically had an open shoulder … showing a lack of respect to the Catholic Church and Christianity,” Klayman says in the video. “Of course, that’s not surprising because her husband is, in fact, a closet Muslim, someone who worships the Quran over the Bible, who has fooled the American people all these years into thinking he’s a Christian … who wears a ring that says, ‘My only God is Allah.'”
“This is an absolute disgrace,” he continued. “He has blood on his hands and he will stop at nothing to destroy the Trump presidency, even in a petty way to go to Italy during the week that the president’s on a foreign trip. It shows you who he is, he’s not just an evil person, he’s low class.”
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Klayman’s history of conspiracy theories and Islamophobia is well documented:
Larry Klayman is a pathologically litigious attorney and professional gadfly notorious for suing everyone from Iran’s Supreme Leader to his own mother. He has spent years denouncing Barack Obama as a crypto-Communist Muslim, convening meaningless “citizens grand juries,” and railing against an endless list of enemies.
Klayman is a whole-hearted Islamophobe who sees violent and “stealth” jihad around every corner and under every bed. In 2013, he speculated that a tragic but accidental explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant might have been the work of Muslim saboteurs. He is also a leading light of the anti-Obama “birther” movement who, among other things, contends that the president is secretly Muslim.
Watch the video below:
[H/T Right Wing Watch] Featured image via screen grab