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  • Hillary Attacks Trump Over Muslim Question, Even Though She Started Birther Movement

    Hillary Clinton during a press conference Friday said she was “appalled” that Donald Trump did not correct a questioner at one of his events who asserted that President Barack Obama was a Muslim.

    “We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslim,” an unidentified man said at Trump’s event in New Hampshire on Thursday. “You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American. … That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?”

    Trump did not correct the man, responding “We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things. You know, a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening. We’re going to be looking at that and many other things.”

    Clinton said she was “appalled” by the incident

    “Not only was it out of bounds, it was untrue,” she said bluntly. “He should have from the beginning corrected that kind of rhetoric, that level of hatefulness.”

    Clinton called on Trump and all other candidates to “stop this descent into the kind of hateful, mean spirited, divisive rhetoric that we have seen too much of.”

    Asked what she would have done in that situation, the Clinton said she doubted the person who asked that question would attend her event.

    “But if that person would have been at my event, I would have called him out on it,” Clinton said. “And I would have said from the very beginning that has no place in a political discussion like the one we are trying to have here. And not only it is out of place and wrong, it is totally factually untrue. And to quite impugning the integrity of the President.”

    Asked if Trump should publicly apologize, Clinton said, “I hope he does.”

    Clinton and other Democrats are quickly jumping on Trump’s failure to challenge the questioner and defend Barack Obama, but Hillary Clinton started the Obama-Is-A-Muslim rumors.

    From Breitbart:

    The root of the Birther/Obama-Is-A-Muslim movement can be found in Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign.

    That’s a fact.

    That’s science.

    Hillary Clinton is the grandmother of the Birther movement.

    Nevertheless, although they are well aware of this, hack reporters like NBC’s Andrea Mitchell aren’t asking Hillary about her clear responsibility here. Nope. Instead, today Mitchell chose to ignore this fact and instead ask Hillary three questions teeing up Trump as the villain.

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    It wasn’t Trump who sent the photo above to everyone.

    All he did was blow off a loon.

    The campaign that sent out the photo above (which is not a fake — it was taken during a visit to Africa) was the Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign.

    At the time, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said,

    “[This is] the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election”. Obama has had to spend much of the campaign stressing he is a Christian not a Muslim and did not study at a madrassa.

    See, I’m not asking you to believe me. Team Obama said so.

    The Clinton’s smear campaign went even further.

    In a rare moment of intellectual honesty, the left-wing Politico told the truth: [emphasis mine]

    Where did this idea come from? Who started it? And is there a grain of truth there?

    The answer lies in Democratic, not Republican politics, and in the bitter, exhausting spring of 2008. At the time, the Democratic presidential primary was slipping away from Hillary Clinton and some of her most passionate supporters grasped for something, anything that would deal a final reversal to Barack Obama. …


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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