Jacob Wohl, an Internet troll who plotted to smear special counsel Robert Mueller as a sexual predator, has launched a new conspiracy theory falsely suggesting that Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is not an American citizen.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Wohl said that Harris should be disqualified from the presidential race because her parents were not born in the U.S. The attack resembled racist “birther” claims that were made against President Barack Obama by President Donald Trump and others.
Kamala Harris is NOT eligible to be President. Her father arrived from Jamaica in 1961—mother from India arrived in 1960
Neither parent was a legal resident for 5 years prior to Harris’s birth, a requirement for naturalization
Kamala was raised in Canada
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) January 22, 2019
In fact, Harris is an American citizen who was born in Oakland, California.
Twitter users quickly ridiculed Wohl after he posted the conspiracy theory. Read some of the tweets below.
Guess being BORN in Oakland isn’t enough
— Malik U. (@The_U93) January 22, 2019
Jacob, do you not have a job? I understand it’s hard to get hired w/a record and all, but surely even a volunteer position cleaning kennels at the pound might be available? I think you’re bored & should harness ur toxic energy for good. Make America great and all…
— OrangeIstheNewIndividual-1 (@Ramzl119) January 22, 2019
Ooh child, things are not gonna get easier for you…
— Patrick (@CheeseWhiz) January 22, 2019
Aww. How cute… you’re creating your very own birther movement.
— S.T.H. (@Toddipedia) January 22, 2019
You really need to stop huffing computer duster.
— Myra Schilling (@myrahaza) January 22, 2019