Larry Sinclair told Tucker Carlson that he smoked crack with Barack Obama and then had sex with him, claiming that Obama said he was having issues in his marriage.
Sinclair’s allegations, which were first made in 2008, have never been substantiated. He made the allegations at a press conference during the presidential election, and after addressing the press he was arrested on an outstanding larceny warrant.
‘Larry Sinclair says he had a night of crack cocaine-fueled sex with Barack Obama, and that Obama came back for more the next day,’ Carlson wrote on X.
Sinclair said he performed oral sex on Obama. ‘It definitely wasn’t Barack’s first time. That much I’m absolutely certain of. And I would almost be willing to bet you it wasn’t his last.’
Ep. 22 Larry Sinclair says he had a night of crack cocaine-fueled sex with Barack Obama, and that Obama came back for more the next day. Assess for yourself. Here’s our interview. pic.twitter.com/R6CXwKv6gs
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) September 6, 2023
Sinclair, who grew up in South Carolina and now lives in Mexico, said that he was living in Colorado at the time and went to Chicago.
‘I was in town for a few nights, and I was definitely looking to party,’ he said.
‘There was no doubt what I was looking for.’
He said a driver picked him up, and introduced him to Obama.
‘The driver definitely knew him, as he said he was a friend.
‘I only found out later, dealing with a reporter from Bloomberg News, that the limousine company had been doing business with Tony Rescoe.’
Sinclair said that he and Obama went to an ‘upscale, quiet’ bar ‘where the glasses had three Xs on them’, where Obama told him he was having trouble in his marriage.
Sinclair said he had no idea Obama was a politician.
Sinclair said he told Obama he was tired and ‘wanted something to wake up,’ and Obama immediately knew he meant cocaine, and told him he could get it.
‘I had no idea that he was a representative in the Illinois House. I just knew that he was supposedly married, and at that time going through some issues in the marriage.’
He said they returned to the limo, and were driven to a place where they could buy cocaine. Sinclair said he gave Obama $250 to buy cocaine: Obama went out, returned to the limo, and then they took the drugs.
Sinclair claims that Obama smoked the drug, while he snorted it.
‘Then you hit on him,’ Carlson said. ‘Did he seem shocked by that?’
Sinclair replied: ‘Not at all.’
He continued: ‘I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my lifetime. I’m a pretty good judge of character. I didn’t feel like I was going in the wrong direction.
‘I wasn’t sure I could trust the individual. But I was somewhat buzzed, so caution went to the wind.’
Sinclair said he returned to his hotel – a Comfort Inn, in the Chicago suburb of Gurnee.
‘I got dropped off, and they left. The next day was somewhat interesting because he showed up at my hotel room.
‘I got no warning – I was in my room, I get a knock on the door, he’s standing there with more coke.
‘Exact same program.’
He said again Obama smoked crack, and then Sinclair performed oral sex on him.
‘You get off, you finish smoking, you leave,’ he said.
‘The only reason I came out about it is – I had reached out to the campaign even in 2007,’ said Sinclair.
‘Only because I saw all these kids getting excited about it.’
Sinclair said he thought Obama was ‘interesting, definitely a con.’
He added: ‘I had definitely been around. You know when people are doing things because they actually really enjoy it, looking for a connection.
‘Or they are looking for an in, a hook. I thought he was looking at it as in, is there something I can get out of it, other than the sexual part.’
He said he was left with ‘a bad taste in his mouth’.
‘I had no idea who he was until I was sitting in my house in Mexico in 2004 and he walked onto the stage, at the convention.
‘I hit the floor. I was laughing so hard.’
Sinclair said he was in no doubt it was him.
‘I don’t forget people. He used his real name – he called himself Barack.
‘I didn’t know that much about him. You hook up. Today it’s Grindr, back then it’s a limo driver or bar tender. You ask, and somebody knows something or doesn’t.’
Sinclair said he ‘freaked out’, and told friends who were at his house that night.
‘You’re not going to believe this,’ he said he told them. ‘I blew this guy twice!’
He said it was ‘unreal’.
Sinclair added: ‘It was a strange feeling sitting there seeing him walk across the stage, and realizing who he was.’
He said he got in touch with the campaign in 2007, when Obama said he was open about his drug use as a young man.
‘I simply pointed out: look, why don’t you come out and say I did coke, and I’ve done it as recently as 1999. Put it out there, and let it stay as the truth.’
He said he reached out to David Axelrod’s office in Chicago, and sent three letters. Initially he did not mention the sex.
Sinclair said he begun receiving phone calls in late 2007 from someone he believes was Donald Young, a choir director at Obama’s church in Chicago, who told him the campaign would not acknowledge the sex and drugs. Sinclair said that, at that point, he had not mentioned the sex to them.
Young was murdered shortly before Christmas in 2007, aged 47.
Sinclair claimed that Young told him he and Obama had been ‘intimate for years’.
Carlson speculated that the murder was ‘a cleanup act.’
Sinclair said: ‘After a couple of calls it all fell into place.’
Sinclair said that Young’s mother confirmed her son and Obama ‘had been intimate friends for years’ – and that his death was due to protecting Obama.
‘I’m not accusing Obama of anything,’ said Sinclair.
‘But I believe Obama and Jeremiah Wright know who killed him.’