Larry Sinclair, a convicted felon, claimed that he had gay sex with President Barack Obama in 1999.
Sinclair gave a speech at the National Press Club in 2008, while Obama was running for President, alleging that the then-Senator bought and smoked cocaine and had sex with him in 1999.
He also claimed that Obama had another male lover and was connected to his death and were detailed in his self-published 2009 book, Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder?
However, these claims have been widely discredited and debunked as false.
The allegations were among the first of many unproven claims to be aimed at Obama during his time running for and serving as President—and even since he left.
Ep. 22 Larry Sinclair says he had a night of crack cocaine-fueled sex with Barack Obama, and that Obama came back for more the next day. Assess for yourself. Here’s our interview. pic.twitter.com/R6CXwKv6gs
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) September 6, 2023
Who is Larry Sinclair?
Sinclair is a controversial figure who gained attention during Obama’s first campaign for the presidency.
He was born on November 26, 1960, in Brighton, Colorado, and was raised in a military family and attended high school in California.
Sinclair claims to have worked as a limousine driver and in the oil and gas industry.
Additionally, he has a criminal history that includes convictions on forgery, fraud and larceny.
He has served prison time in Arizona.
Sinclair has a 27-year criminal record, with a specialty in crimes involving deceit; the record includes forgery charges in two states, one of which drew Sinclair a 16-year jail sentence.
The Pueblo County, Colo., Sheriff’s Office also has an outstanding warrant for Sinclair’s arrest for forging an acquaintance’s signature and stealing her tax refunds.
Reactions to Sinclair’s claims have been mixed, with some taking him seriously, while others doubt his credibility due to his criminal history.
Some people believed Sinclair’s claims and used them to attack Barack Obama during his first campaign for the presidency.
Others dismissed Sinclair’s claims as baseless and lacking in evidence.
Some people criticized media outlets for giving Sinclair a platform to air his claims, arguing that it gave him undue attention and credibility.
Tucker Carlson, a conservative commentator, face backlash for interviewing Sinclair on his show.
Sinclair’s criminal history was often cited as a reason to doubt his credibility.