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Musk calls for ‘evidence’ after Tucker Carlson interview with man claiming he had sex with Obama


X owner Elon Musk called out Tucker Carlson for not providing “objective evidence” in allowing a convicted fraudster to claim he had sex with Barack Obama on the tech mogul’s social media platform.

Carlson, who’s been airing his show on X, interviewed frequent Obama basher Larry Sinclair for an episode that was posted on Wednesday.

During the nearly 42-minute segment, Sinclair claimed to have had a “night of crack cocaine-fueled sex with Barack Obama, and that Obama came back for more the next day.”

“Assess for yourself,” Carlson captioned the video, which has amassed nearly 14 million views as of Thursday.

“Of course, the probability that his claims are true would have to rest on objective evidence, rather than claims made by someone with a dubious history,” Musk tweeted on the site formerly known as Twitter shortly after it aired.

Representatives for X and Carlson at his talent agency MN2S did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.


Tucker Carlson interviewed convicted fraudster Larry Sinclair on his latest broadcast on X, where the 61-year-old claimed “he had a night of crack cocaine-fueled sex with Barack Obama.”
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Sinclair, 61, repeated the debunked claim he first made 15 years ago that he didn’t know who Obama was when allegedly meeting the little-known Illinois state senator in 1999.

“I was in Chicago looking for a party…. I gave Barack $250 to pay for coke and start putting a line on a CD tray, and just snort,” he recalled.

“It was definitely not Barack’s first time,” Sinclair added in response to Carlson’s question of whether the intercourse was transactional.


Musk responded to the episode, which amassed nearly 14 million views in less than one day, by questioning Sinclair's claims given his "dubious history."
Musk responded to the episode, which amassed nearly 14 million views in less than one day, by questioning Sinclair’s claims given his “dubious history.”
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The ex-con first made headlines in 2008, when he initially made a series of public scandalous accusations against then-Democratic presidential candidate Obama during a National Press Club meeting in Washington, D.C.

He was hauled away in handcuffs and his claims were brushed off after Sinclair wasn’t able to substantiate them with evidence.

In February 2008, the website Whitehouse.com reportedly offered Sinclair $100,000 if he could pass a polygraph test regarding his claims. He took the offer, though the site later said that Sinclair’s responses “indicated deception,” according to Politico.

The Minnesota native has served time behind bars multiple times since the 1980s.

His first brush with the law took place in Denver, Colo., in 1981 on a charge of larceny.

In 1985, he was convicted of theft and forging a check in Florida and was sentenced to one year in prison, Sinclair’s arrest records showed, Politico reported.


Musk's tweet referenced Sinclair's criminal history, which starts in 1981 in Denver, Colo., where Sinclair reportedly has lived under 13 different aliases.
Musk’s tweet referenced Sinclair’s criminal history, which starts in 1981 in Denver, Colo., where Sinclair reportedly has lived under 13 different aliases.
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He then returned to Colorado — where he’s listed in criminal records under 13 different aliases — and faced check fraud and other credit card charges in 1986. One year later, he was convicted of more series forgery charges and was slapped with a 16-year jail sentence, according to the outlet.

Aside from charges that landed him in jail, Politico found that Sinclair had 97 other infractions from 1981 through 1996 related to assault, threats, drug possession, intimidation, and verbal abuse.

Sinclair, 61, had casts on both wrists during his appearance on Carlson’s show, mentioning his criminal history near the end of the nearly hour-long episode.


Sinclair said he didn't know who Obama was in 1999, at the time of the incident.
Sinclair said he didn’t know who Obama was in 1999, at the time of the incident.
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“If you look my criminal history up — which I’ve published myself, provided from day one — my criminal history goes from 1980 to 1986. And everything I’ve ever done, I’ve owned it,” Sinclair told Carlson.

“Any sentence I’ve ever been given I’ve served,” he added, noting that he never avoided prosecution.

Carlson has been broadcasting his shows on X since May after being fired by Fox News.

Musk courted the news anchor in a series of tweets promoting X as a “platform, unlike the one-way street of broadcast, [where] people are able to interact, critique and refute whatever is said.”



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