Someone calling herself the “former classmate” of Barack Obama has recently claimed the US President was once a gay teenager called Barry, who had sex with “older white guys” so he could afford to buy cocaine.

RightWingWatch posted the video on Friday in which a woman named Mia Marie Pope contacts the television show of US preacher James David Manning.

Ms Pope claims to have been a classmate of Obama when he lived in Hawaii back in the 1970s, where he was a gay teenager addicted to cocaine.

She said: “He very much was within the sort of the gay community. Which there was, even back then, a very thriving gay community in that area particularly.

“And we new Barry as just common knowledge that girls were never anything that he ever was interested in.”

She added: “He would get with these older white gay men, and this is how we just pretty much had the impression that that’s how he was procuring his cocaine. In other words, he was having sex with these older white guys and that’s how he was getting this cocaine to be able to freebase.”

Obama was recently named one of Russia’s top gay rights heroes by The Moscow Times. This came after the President’s visit to Moscow earlier this year in which he met with nine LGBT activists during his trip to St Petersburg for the G20 summit.

Last week, he described a bill banning workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans recently passed in the US senate as an “important step” to “help end injustice”.