WATCH: Lib Reporter Confronts Hillary On 2008 Obama Birther Rumors, Her Response…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dismissed the idea that rumors about President Barack Obama’s citizenship began with her campaign in 2008.

Clinton told CNN reporter Don Lemon during a radio interview on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that she and the president never had a confrontation on the subject.

“No, that is so ludicrous, Don. You know, honestly, I just believe that — first of all, it’s totally untrue. And secondly, you know, the president and I have never had any kind of confrontation like that,” Clinton said.

Rumors surrounding Obama’s birth were silenced in 2011 when the president produced the long form of his birth certificate showing he was born in Hawaii in 1961. Rumors of the president being born in Kenya began circulating again over the past week after numerous comments were made about the president’s citizenship and faith.

It started with a question-and-answer session at a New Hampshire rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who questioned Obama’s birthplace eight years ago. A man commented that the president wasn’t an American citizen and was a Muslim, which Trump glided over to answer the rest of his question.

Another leading Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson, joined the verbal fray by stating he would not advocate that a Muslim be president unless that person refutes Sharia Law. Since then, GOP presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio have all weighed in. Cruz and Fiorinia said the U.S. Constitution allows for a Muslim president, while Huckabee said Obama is taking a lot of actions against religious liberty while claiming to be a Christian. Rubio said that questions about Obama were settled long ago, and that those running for president have more important things to debate.

Trump is staying in the spotlight, taking on Clinton by tweeting on Sept. 22 that she was the one who started it all.

“Just remember, the birther movement was started by Hillary Clinton in 2007. She was all in!” Trump wrote.

Clinton, a Trump acquaintance back then who had accepted his campaign donation and went to his wedding, retorted to Lemon that the billionaire’s remarks are in bad taste.

“This is such a bad example of what’s wrong with instantaneous reactions and Americans getting all worked up and people feeding prejudice and paranoia like Donald Trump,” Clinton said.

While rumors of Obama’s eligibility surfaced nationally during the 2008 primary campaign, speculation of his birthplace actually began in 2004 when Obama was a state senator in Illinois. Local candidate Andy Martin said the state senator was a secret Muslim.

Talk regarding Obama’s birthplace hit the national stage in April 2008 when Clinton supporters, not necessarily associated directly with her campaign, made the allegation that he was born on foreign soil.

The allegation was that Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was in Kenya late into her pregnancy and wasn’t allowed to travel back to the States for the birth. The statement further said she later registered the birth in Hawaii.

“Obama carries multiple citizenships and is ineligible to run for President of the United States. United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1,” it said.

The now infamous picture of Obama in full African garb while on a trip to Kenya surfaced. Other rumors have circulated stating that the president registered at Columbia University as a foreign student, rather than an American citizen. None of those rumors have ever been proven, and most have been completely debunked.

Obama isn’t the first president or candidate to withstand rumors of citizenship. George Romney, father of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was born in Mexico, yet ran for president in 1968. Romney’s parents were American citizens. The U.S. Constitution doesn’t clarify what “natural born” means and if it includes people like Romney who are born abroad to American parents. Legal experts, after review, indicated it did include those circumstances.

GOP presidential nominee John McCain also had his eligibility questioned because he was born abroad to American parents. President Chester Arthur also faced rumors regarding his eligibility after rumors surfaced that Arthur was born in Canada. Although Arthur insisted he was born in Fairfield, Vt., and that is what historical records show, there was never firm evidence that put the rumors to rest.

Trump Gets Asked About Obama’s Birth Certificate, Flips Tables In A Way That Will Really Stir The Pot

While much of the current media attention surrounding presidential candidate Donald Trump is focused on his recent comments about illegal immigration, at least one reporter brought up a previous controversial stance during an interview Thursday.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper sat down with Trump for a wide-ranging conversation, which at one point targeted the business tycoon’s skepticism regarding the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

“It’s rare politicians actually admit mistakes,” Cooper said. “You’ve admitted you made mistakes in the past.”

He prompted Trump to admit he was wrong in his stance as a so-called birther, bait his spirited guest refused to bite.

Cooper asked: “Do you accept that President Obama was born in the United States?”

“I really don’t know,” Trump responded. “I don’t know why he wouldn’t release his records; but, honestly, I don’t want to get into it.”

Before shifting to a different topic, though, Trump rebutted with a few facts on the subject.

“Do you know that Hillary Clinton was a birther? She wanted those records and fought like hell,” he said. “People forgot. Did you know John McCain was a birther? Wanted those records?”

Trump then set himself apart from those and other examples.

“They couldn’t get the records,” he said. “Hillary failed. John McCain failed. Trump was able to get him to give something – I don’t know what the hell it was – but it doesn’t matter.”

Instead of focusing on the current administration, he concluded that his campaign is focusing on the future.

“I’m off that subject,” he said. “I’m about jobs. I’m about the military. I’m about doing the right thing for this country. I want to make our country great again.”

h/t: Independent Journal Review

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Sheriff Joe Just Used These 2 BOLD Words To Describe Obama’s Birth Certificate

He’s 83 years old, running for reelection to a seventh term, battling federal contempt charges, and as feisty as ever — the peace officer often called “America’s Toughest Sheriff” — Joe Arpaio, chief lawman of Maricopa County, Az. And now Arpaio is proving once again just how tough and feisty he really is by jumping back into a controversy he helped kindle years ago — the argument over the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

One might think that, given his troubles with the Obama Justice Department, Sheriff Joe would steer clear of that long-simmering controversy. But as WND reports, Arpaio waded back into the treacherous political waters surrounding the president’s birth certificate in a weekend radio interview. Speaking with Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, Sheriff Joe matter-of-factly reiterated what he has frequently contended:

“I’ve been in law enforcement 55 years,” stated Arpaio. “I think I know a fraudulent, fake document. I’m not a computer expert. I rely on my people. But I’m pretty well convinced it’s a fake document.”

As WND points out, the radio interview was focused primarily on Donald Trump and the raging firestorm over the GOP presidential candidate’s statements about illegal immigrants. Arpaio and Trump have both claimed that Obama’s birth certificate — released by the White House in 2011 and indicating he was born in a hospital in Hawaii — may be a fake.

Sheriff Joe, you might recall, appointed an investigative “posse” to gather evidence on the document’s origins. The WND post notes that “Arpaio’s appointed lead investigator on the birth-certificate case, Mike Zullo, has been promising the release of ‘universe-shattering’ information regarding the document” — evidence that has not yet been presented.

By clicking on the video above, you can listen to the relevant portion of the Aaron Klein interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in which the Maricopa County lawman first addresses the Trump brouhaha, then segues into the discussion of the Obama birth certificate.

What do you think — should Sheriff Joe drop the birth certificate matter or keep pursuing the truth? Share your opinion by commenting below.

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Watch: Marine Calls For Obama’s Resignation On The Steps Of The White House

White House Marine

Sergeant Manny E. Vega, after the midterm election Tuesday night, takes the news to President Obama on the steps of the White House. Armed with a megaphone, Vega exercises his First Amendment right and calls out Obama–and does so for about an hour, according to Mad World News.

Vega, a Marine and now a member of the Patriot Militia, has spent nine years in the Marine Corps and has been deployed to Iraq three different times.

Sgt. Vega says Obama should just leave his office and pursue golfing instead of his presidency and repeatedly asks for his resignation. He even goes into a speech about Obama’s birth certificate, which he doesn’t believe to be authentic.

He suggests Obama is an “usurper” and suggests he just leave his job.

“You know Mr. President, the American people have had about enough of you. They have had about enough of all you do against this country and against the Constitution,” Vega said in the megaphone.

“These politicians are our public servants and they will maintain their positions only by serving the American people,” Vega told Mad World News.

Strangely, no Secret Service members came to stop Vega during his demonstration at one o’clock in the morning.

Vega closes out the video by singing a portion of America the Beautiful to the White House walls and the President inside, who is perhaps unaware of the patriot’s demonstration.

H/T Mad World News

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Watch: Fox News Expert Lets Slip Obama Birth Certificate Could Be A Fraud


During a recent speech, U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan responded to an audience member’s suggestion that Barack Obama is likely not a “legitimate American.”

The terrorism expert and frequent Fox News analyst couched his remarks in abstract rhetoric; however, he noted that the skeptic’s concerns could be based in reality.

“You may be right,” he said. “You may be absolutely right.”

Despite his apparent willingness to accept that Obama’s birth certificate might be a forgery, however, Cowan urged his audience to focus on more immediate goals in an effort to save the nation.

“Is he legitimate? We don’t know,” he said. “And we may not know for another 100 years. The problem is we are living in the real world.”

He explained that, as it stands, Obama “was sworn in to be our president; and even if tomorrow someone found a real legitimate birth certificate somewhere else that said he couldn’t be our president, the legal process to push that through and get him out would far exceed the rest of the time he has in office.”

In essence, Cowan lamented, “we’re stuck with the guy.”

He suggested that, at least for now, Americans should be more interested in making sure Obama’s replacement is a leader interested in steering the nation away from his disastrous policies.

“No matter what our complaints are about him, no matter what he does right or wrong – mostly wrong – he is not running for office again,” Cowan said. “So, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter.”

It would be far more beneficial, he concluded, for conservatives to keep their eye on upcoming elections that truly can bring about positive change.

“We’re going to be electing someone else next time,” he said; “and if we’re not careful, it’s going to be Hillary Clinton and we’re going to be right where we are now.”

Looking forward to the 2016 election, Cowan was asked if he saw another candidate on the horizon with Ronald Reagan’s attributes.

“Even if there is a Reagan out there,” he said, “the Republican Party is so fractured and so self-serving in so many corners, that they’re going to fight it all the way.”

While he shied away from expressing favoritism for any potential candidate, he did offer one perceived benefit Mitt Romney would have should he decide to run again.

“Is he an ideal candidate? No,” Cowan said. “But he’s been thoroughly scrubbed by the media. They’ve taken their shots at that guy and he passed. We don’t know if anyone else at the moment will be able to do that.”

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