National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, leather daddy? According to wingnut radio and internet commentator Alex Jones, he’d be right at home at your local leather bar — and coming from Jones, that’s not a compliment.
Jones has claimed not to be antigay, but he certainly isn’t above gay-baiting those he considers enemies, which includes almost everyone in government and mainstream media. Today’s “leather daddy” comment provides the latest example of that.
Political consultant and fellow conspiracy theorist Roger Stone appeared on The Alex Jones Show and wondered aloud about McMaster and other military and intelligence officials, “Why do these guys all have shaved heads?” Jones responded, “Because that’s part of being a leather daddy.”
In a clip shared by watchdog group Media Matters (view below), Jones also made this curious statement about McMaster: “He looks like he could suck a golf ball through a garden hose.”
Jones and Stone, both big supporters of Donald Trump, don’t like the national security adviser even though today McMaster defended the president’s release of classified information in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. McMaster called the sharing of intelligence regarding the fight against terrorist group ISIS “wholly appropriate to that conversation” and “consistent with the routine sharing of information between the president and any leader with whom he’s engaged,” according to NBC News.
But McMaster was defending Trump just to save his job, in the view of Jones and Stone, who in another video posted today contended that McMaster is the source of White House leaks to the media. That clip, available on Jones’s Infowars website, shows an impromptu conversation between him and Stone in what appears to be a hotel or conference center, in which they make some wild accusations and predict that Trump will soon clean house at the White House. They also trade insults with a bystander who clearly considers them crazy.
Jones, who claims Trump is the only person who can save the U.S. from “globalist” tyranny, has seen his national profile rise considerably with Trump’s presidential campaign and election. Trump even phoned in to be interviewed by Jones during the campaign.
Jones’s other gay-baiting includes calling U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff a “fairy” who is “sucking globalist dick.” The California congressman is the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which is looking into Russian interference in the election, and is a frequent critic of Trump. Jones later said his rant against Schiff, which included a threat of physical violence, was an “art performance.”