*Several hecklers shouting “Bill Clinton is a rapist” interrupted President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at separate rallies on Tuesday after a pro-Donald Trump radio host offered cash to anyone willing to carry out the stunt, reports NBC News.
Three separate protesters disrupted Hillary Clinton’s rally with Al Gore in Miami, while three others — including two wearing “Bill Clinton rapist” T-shirts (see pic above) — interrupted Obama as he spoke in North Carolina.
The Clinton campaign pointed fingers at Alex Jones, the right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist who founded the Infowars website. (Jones believes the Sandy Hook shootings were a hoax, and says Obama and Hillary Clinton are demons who smell like sulfur.)
Jones, who has prayed for Trump on his show, on Friday offered $1,000 to supporters pictured on television for at least five seconds wearing a “Bill Clinton rape” T-shirt and $5,000 to anyone who can be heard shouting “Bill Clinton is a rapist” while wearing the shirt.
Obama brushed off the interruptions at his event in Greensboro, joking to the crowd that “those folks are auditioning for a reality show” as one pair was removed from the premises by security.
To another heckler, POTUS responded: “Go get your own rally!”
Hillary Clinton urged her audience to “focus on what’s really important in the election” as the crowd drowned out the hecklers with boos.
It followed similar scenes on Saturday, when Bill Clinton himself was interrupted by a protester who shouted “you’re a rapist!” at a rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The former president urged the crowd to applaud his protester, saying: “You gotta feel sorry for him. They had a bad day yesterday, so they’re trying to make it up. Give him a hand. When other people pour poison down your throat, don’t drink it. Give back good.”