As Donald Trump declared once and for all Friday that Barack Obama was, in fact, born in the United States, the mainstream media, and Hillary Clinton are still complaining that he peddled the conspiracy for the last five years. But another revelation on Friday confirms what Trump has said all along, that the Clinton camp started the rumors in 2008.
According to Breitbart, Clinton’s short-term 2008 campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, admitted that a campaign staffer circulated what became known as the “Birther” theory that Obama wasn’t born in the USA and therefore was ineligible to be elected president.
On Twitter, Doyle said it was a “rogue staffer” who sent out an e-mail and “was fired pretty damn quick.” Later on CNN, Doyle told Wolf Blitzer, “The campaign nor Hillary did not start the Birther movement, period, end of story there. There was a volunteer coordinator, I believe, in late 2007, I believe, in December, one of our volunteer coordinators in one of the counties in Iowa — I don’t recall whether they were an actual paid staffer, but they did forward an email that promoted the conspiracy.”
Trump rightly stated on Friday, “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the Birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it. You know what I mean. President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again. Thank you very much.”
Yet, the MSM is still attacking Trump for starting the Birther movement. The Washington Post says, “Trump admits Obama was born in U.S., but falsely blames Clinton for starting rumors.” The Chicago Sun-Times ran an Associated Press story on Trumps admission but chided him for blaming Clinton’s campaign, “an assertion which is not true,” it states about “the most prominent ‘birther.’”
Injustice Watch’s James Asher, as noted by Mediate, also weighed in with a few tweets addressing this issue:
President Obama also bears some responsibility by allowing his literary agent back in 1991 to claim Obama was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia” which was printed inside a promotional booklet about the young author and future president that circulated for years.
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