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06th Jan 2016

Some people think Barack Obama was faking tears in his gun control speech

Tom Victor

Is nothing free from conspiracy theories this days?

Barack Obama delivered an emotional speech calling for new (and eminently reasonable) gun control measures in the United States.

The idea of the president shedding a tear when recalling the avoidable deaths of American children ought to be regarded as a natural reaction, but somehow there are plenty who think he was faking it.

Yes, these people exist.

Not everyone’s a ‘tear truther’, though, and for that we ought to be thankful.