PolitiFact Fail: Donald Trump's Claim That Hillary
Clinton Started The Obama Birther Issue Is False
PolitiFact Georgia takes on Donald Trump's recent tweet declaring Hillary Clinton started the Obama birther issue.
Excerpt via PolitiFact @ Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
In some back-and-forth between the presidential candidates, Donald Trump put out a tweet on Oct. 22, saying “the birther movement was started by Hillary Clinton in 2008. She was all in!”
The birther movement refers to the long-running myth that Barack Obama was not born in the United States and thus, under the Constitution, could not be president. Trump promoted this belief avidly for several years with anyone who would listen.
The allegation about Obama’s birthplace tracks back to the bruising 2008 Democratic primary between Obama and Clinton. According to a newspaper account, as early as April 2008, a Clinton supporter passed around an email that questioned where Obama was born.
But most of the talk started after Clinton suspended her 2008 presidential campaign. And the only thing she officially has ever done is deny any accusation of starting a whisper campaign.
We rated this claim False. [...] PolitiFact Georgia via Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
False? Gotta love how the "fact-checkers" just take the word of a Clinton.