“People are outraged,” state Assembly member Charles Barron (D) told the New York Times. “This is happening all over the country, people have no respect for Black life. I want to hear the justification for this one."
Von NotHaus — who claims he was once friends with LSD guru Timothy Leary — cooked up his Liberty Dollar scheme while operating the Royal Hawaiian Mint in the late 1990s and later declared himself “high priest” of the Free Marijuana Church of Honolulu.
Reacting to the president’s reference to the low-paying jobs the undocumented workers are often forced to take, conservatives seized upon the reference to “workers who pick our fruit,” claiming the president insulted the immigrants as “fruit pickers.”