President Barack Obama wept openly Tuesday as he delivered a forceful defense of new executive actions on gun violence, a set of modest proposals to tighten loopholes that likely face quick legal challenges and could be vulnerable to reversal by a Republican White House.
The president ran through a list of mass shootings that have happened during his time in office, and teared up as he recalled the schoolchildren gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012.
"First graders in Newtown. First graders," Obama said, pausing to collect himself. "Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad."
Fox's Andrea Tantaros, the B-list Ann Coulter, claimed the tears were induced:
Fox News host Andrea Tantaros suggested on Tuesday President Barack Obama had used a “raw onion” to produce fake tears for shooting victims during his press conference on gun violence....Notice that the lectern is at chest height. Do you cry when a chopped onion is at chest height? I don't. You've got to get your face closer than that.
Tantaros said that she didn’t buy the emotion because “he would have spoken out a long time ago.” ...
“So, I would check that podium for like a raw onion or some No More Tears,” Tantaros quipped. “It’s not really believable. And the award goes to... we are in awards season.”
Also, if you check the unedited video of the speech at WhiteHouse.gov, you see that he arrives at the lectern at 42:33 and doesn't cry until more than a half hour later -- he wipes his eye at 1:12:44.
That's got to be some top-secret genetically modified CIA time-release onion.
But Breitbart ragemonger John Nolte has the most brilliant theory:
Obama touching his eyes JUST BEFORE the tears came. He's putting something in his eyes to create the fascist tears. pic.twitter.com/U3KBwM5L6X— John Nolte (@NolteNC) January 5, 2016
MYSTERY: Obama touches eyes seconds before fascist tears rolls. Why? Ben-Gay proven to create fascist tears. pic.twitter.com/HKXrLj985m— John Nolte (@NolteNC) January 5, 2016
Let me show you the clip again:
At 47 seconds, the president wipes his left eye twice.
At 59 seconds, you see a tear descend from his right eye. (A tear from his left eye follows.)
So how did he induce a tear in his right eye with his left hand?
Must be some evil socialist Alinskyite Kenyan voodoo.