Last night, Rachel Maddow called out Donald Trump for touting the “amazing honor to be named man of the year” by the far-right conspiracy theory site WorldNetDaily. She noted that while Trump has gone silent about his discredited birther conspiracy theory, which he raised when floating the idea of a campaign against President Obama in 2012, he is proud to stand with WorldNetDaily, which is “the headquarters for the Obama birth certificate conspiracy theory.”
“That belief of [Trump’s], his association with the whole birther conspiracy theory movement, that was crazy to the point of journalists laughing in his face about it in 2011,” Maddow said. “Now, though, he is the prohibitive frontrunner to be the Republican presidential candidate this year, even though noting about him has changed.”
Maddow mentioned one of our favorite conspiracy theories from WorldNetDaily’s top reporter Jerome Corsi: that Obama is in an Islamic gay marriage to his Pakistani college roommate.
Corsi has also reported that Obama may have killed his former gay lovers and wears a ring containing the Muslim statement of faith. After it turned out that Corsi mistook a series of loops on the ring for the Shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith, he insisted that the White House must have “tried to alter the ring.”
WorldNetDaily’s unhinged hatred of Obama doesn’t just include wild birther claims.
The site has suggested that Obama is “the biblical Lord of the Flies” and “possessed by a demonic entity,” as evidenced by his “long history of attracting flies.” The site was also very alarmed by a “demon” that Obama encountered during a recent trip to Kenya.
WorldNetDaily is also in the prediction business. The site consulted with a biblical “researcher” before the 2012 election to learn how “hidden texts in the Holy Bible indicate Mitt Romney will be America’s next president”; insisted that a biblical formula revealed that September 13, 2015, would be a day of “disaster”; envisioned “a pilgrimage by millions of Americans” out of the country as a result of the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling; predicted that Obama would personally meet and negotiate with Osama bin Laden; warned that Obama is setting the stage for mass imprisonments, food shortages, concentration camps and the next Holocaust; and wondered if the president would build the Death Star.
Trump has also lavished praise on fringe conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who, like WorldNetDaily, believes that there is a concerted effort to turn kids gay through the food supply.