In the deranged world of far-right commentator Alex Jones, transgender women are just gay men who want to “pick up more guys” — and trans people in general are mentally ill.
Jones’s rant on his eponymous radio show (also available on his Infowars website) started with a denunciation of news coverage of a British transgender man who recently gave birth to a child. Calling the Briton a man is “fraud,” Jones said, as he is merely “a woman that thinks she’s a man.”
“It’s not that I hate mentally ill people,” Jones continued. “If somebody wants to go be a woman or be a tranny, if it’s a gay guy and wants to go pick up more guys, you want to go get breast implants and doll your hair up, knock yourself out. I’m all for freedom.”
Jones obviously doesn’t know much about transgender people if he thinks anyone takes the difficult and complicated process of transitioning so lightly. But he’s known for wild claims with no basis in fact, and he’s had to back off of some — such as that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax and that Hillary Clinton ran a child prostitution ring from a pizza parlor in Washington, D.C. Oh, and he attempted to justify his threatening, homophobic rant against U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff was an “art performance.
Watch Jones’s latest below, courtesy of Media Matters.