Trump Falsely Blames Birther Movement On Hillary Clinton
The Donald says it’s Hillary Clinton’s fault that he’s a birther.
Trump said on “Fox and Friends” that Clinton implied during the 2008 presidential election that Obama was a foreigner.“People should go back and look at Hillary’s relationship with Obama when they ran against each other in 2008,” he said.
“What I’ve said is nothing compared to Hillary,” Trump added. “Take a look at what Hillary said in 2008.”
However, claims that it was Hillary Clinton or her 2008 campaign that started the birther movement have been discredited.
Claims about Obama’s birthplace appeared in chain emails bouncing around the Web, and one of the first lawsuits over Obama’s birth certificate was filed by Philip Berg, a former deputy Pennsylvania attorney general and a self-described “moderate to liberal” who supported Clinton.
But none of those stories suggests any link between the Clinton campaign, let alone Clinton herself, and the advocacy of theories questioning Obama’s birth in Hawaii.