Clinton: It’s ‘Ludicrous’ to Suggest I’m Behind Birther Claims

23 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘So ludicrous’: Hillary denies role in creating birther movement.

CNN’s Don Lemon asked Hillary Clinton, flat out, if she or her campaign had started the claim that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. “People have been saying … that you were the person behind the birther, the whole birther thing, that the senator at the time, the president-elect actually confronted you about that,” Lemon said. “That’s so ludicrous, Don.Hillary Clinton batted away allegations that her 2008 campaign helped eventually create the birther movement against Barack Obama, despite reports suggesting otherwise in recent days.

*(Dallas, TX) – Tom Joyner, one of the leading voices in radio reaching 1 in 4 adult African Americans, is scheduled to interview former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:50am ET on the media powerhouse’s nationally syndicated radio program The Tom Joyner Morning Show. You know, honestly, I just believe— first of all, it’s totally untrue and secondly, the president and I have never had any kind of confrontation like that,” Clinton said.

Speculation about Clinton’s role in the debunked conspiracy theory began anew after an incident involving Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Thursday at a town hall event in New Hampshire. That was a new one to me,” she said. “I will just keep going and talking about what I want to do to get incomes rising and making college affordable and making all the positive changes that we have to be worried about.” You know, this is such a bad example of what’s wrong with, you know, instantaneous reactions and Americans getting all worked up and people feeding prejudice and paranoia like Donald Trump. The issue reappeared last week after Trump failed to correct a pair of supporters who said at a campaign event that Obama is “not even an American” and “is a Muslim born abroad.” Clinton late last week slammed Trump for failing to shut down the claims, saying, “it was untrue and he [Trump] should have from the beginning repudiated that kind of rhetoric.”

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