President Donald Trump spent over an hour of his time talking with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham on Monday, despite America's ongoing coronavirus crisis and economic catastrophe.
Ingraham asked Trump who he thinks it is that are pulling Joe Biden's strings.
"People you've never heard of," Trump replied, without naming names for Ingraham to familiarize herself with.
"People that are in the dark shadows," Trump continued.
"What does that mean?" Ingraham asked. "That sounds like conspiracy theory, dark shadows."
"No, people that you haven't heard of," Trump replied. "They're people that are on the streets, they're people that are controlling the streets."
Trump then told an anecdote about somebody flying on a plane full of "thugs" who were wearing black uniforms.
But he refused to give any details.
Trump's comments were widely derided:
@Acyn This may be too out there even for @sarahcpr 🤷♀️— Mimi Rocah (@Mimi Rocah)1598928959.0
@Acyn He is fully hallucinating now— Diane 'Supreme Courtyard of Snacks' Kelly (@Diane 'Supreme Courtyard of Snacks' Kelly)1598927211.0
@Acyn ok now i'm worried trump is being controlled by a plane full of people in black uniforms— Khmer Radio (@Khmer Radio)1598927333.0
@Acyn This guy is freakin' nuts! It's so clear he's making this stuff up. Only the most indoctrinated MAGAts are go… https://t.co/d9UoHFFPDq— LindaInRedmond Biden/Harris Won, GA Senators Next (@LindaInRedmond Biden/Harris Won, GA Senators Next)1598927692.0
@onlytruthhere @Acyn Agreed. He has totally lost his s***. The debates are going to be wild...— Dr. Persistence Barbie - suck it Mr. Epstein (@Dr. Persistence Barbie - suck it Mr. Epstein)1598929778.0
@Acyn She missed the follow up here; Dark Shadows the original TV show or the movie?— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene)1598928183.0
@Acyn Paranoid delusions are a symptom of Parkinson’s disease.— Bruce Halperin (@Bruce Halperin)1598927326.0
@Acyn I have never before seen a more confident completely crazy man on Camera TV.— Exploding Trumppopotamus Singh MD 🌊 (@Exploding Trumppopotamus Singh MD 🌊)1598928675.0
@Acyn Just imagine the depths of batshit insanity we are going to plumb in the next two+ months— Attorney@Law (@Attorney@Law)1598928978.0
@Acyn It's so nice of Trump to be filming campaign ads for Biden.— Paul 👻 (@Paul 👻)1598927593.0
Trump forgot to wear his tin foil hat for this interview. https://t.co/9qmWxoyg88— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba)1598929351.0
Trump says "people are pulling Biden's strings." When pressed who, he says. "people that you've never heard of." Tr… https://t.co/eiFcGq5ZM7— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1598929032.0
omg Who booked this interview? The Lincoln Project? https://t.co/agxle96cFg— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte)1598927421.0
Trump is losing his mental faculties. He's talking about black-helicopter-type stuff. I'm concerned for our nation… https://t.co/PIvZUi26iu— Eric Owens (@Eric Owens)1598929438.0
This is a direct endorsement of Q and anyone who doesn't see that doesn't get what's happening. Everything to him… https://t.co/2705sEBthE— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin, Esq. (@Elizabeth C. McLaughlin, Esq.)1598929847.0
Classic gaslighting. Spin a story and promise evidence is "coming soon." Stay tuned, he'll keep you in suspense! (T… https://t.co/QQoNgOTgf5— Amanda Carpenter (@Amanda Carpenter)1598929889.0
Nothing to see here, folks ... just the president making up wild conspiracy theories on the spot and claiming he ha… https://t.co/m2yALbxaQf— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost)1598928397.0
She's trying so damn hard to help him. She can't. https://t.co/YLEQmVDY2X— Randi Mayem Singer (@Randi Mayem Singer)1598930866.0
I've always wondered what it would be like to live in a country led by someone who was visibly insane. Turns out I… https://t.co/8glOaxXdBK— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum)1598928053.0
I, for one, would prefer a president who doesn't sound like he's microdosing LSD 24/7 https://t.co/EuYgf7j4iw— Mike Gwin (@Mike Gwin)1598928315.0
I can't properly preface how batshit this is. https://t.co/JvC4cJsC8w— (((OSSOFF/WARNOCK 2021 Jennifer Mendelsohn))) (@(((OSSOFF/WARNOCK 2021 Jennifer Mendelsohn))))1598929415.0
Congratulations to those Americans who elected a delusional, incompetent, narcissistic fascist to the same office o… https://t.co/xplyJDrKvH— Ben Rhodes (@Ben Rhodes)1598928524.0
There's been a lot of this percolating on the hard-right -- that the protests are some sort of Deep State/Soros/Glo… https://t.co/DeUsnmVk1a— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1598929739.0
If your uncle started talking like this, you'd worry about his grasp on reality. The man with the nuclear codes. https://t.co/I9GYLzXcmc— Brendan Nyhan (@Brendan Nyhan)1598928801.0
He's seriously just repeating absurd cartoon conspiracy shit. He's days from saying Bill Gates is trying to put chi… https://t.co/Kl8TTmbCpX— Todd Poirier (@Todd Poirier)1598929544.0
President Trump, our national elderly-relative-in-cognitive-decline— Tom Tomorrow is so very tired (@Tom Tomorrow is so very tired)1598929392.0