Chelsea Clinton slams Alex Jones for sharing video claiming Michelle Obama is a man

Conspiracy theorist and founder of media outlet InfoWars Alex Jones came under fire Thursday night after he shared a video that claims Michelle Obama is a man. 

The video was posted to Jones' website, InfoWars, after the 43-year-old claimed during his podcast that it provided "proof" that Obama was a man. 

Jones pointed to photos of the former first lady wearing pants or skirts that crease, saying they show a "large bulge inside her pants," and claimed that late comedian Joan Rivers' 2014 comment calling Obama a "tranny" is proof his theory is right.

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"Since the early days of the Obama administration, citizens across the board have studied videos and photos of Michelle Obama and said 'that is a man,'" Jones said. 

He went on to critique her physical appearance, saying "her shoulders are wide, her face is very, very masculine."

After the podcast went viral overnight, Jones has received heavy criticism on Twitter. 

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton defended Michelle Obama on Twitter, saying the former first lady "is everything this site will never be-honorable, brave, beloved, beautiful." 

Clinton defended her initial tweet, saying, "I didn't visit the site or watch the video. Think we need to shine a light on the awfulness/expose it - without giving the awfulness clicks."

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