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Morning Joe: Hillary Started the Rumors That Obama Isn’t a Christian


It’s “rich” that Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump on Face the Nation for failing to criticize a supporter who claimed President Obama is a Muslim when her 2008 campaign is the rumor’s provenance, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said today. 

“This started with Hillary Clinton and it was spread by the Clinton team in 2008,” Scarborough said on Monday’s Morning Joe

During the 2008 campaign, CBS’s Steve Kroft asked then-senator Clinton, “You don’t believe that Senator Obama’s a Muslim?”

“There’s nothing to base that on,” Clinton replied, ”as far as I know.”

Clinton’s previous campaign also circulated a picture of Obama wearing “Muslim garb” in Kenya.   

#share#Responding to Scarborough, former Tennessee Democratic representative Harold Ford interjected there was no “evidentiary basis,” for Scarborough’s claim, prompting Mika Brzezinski to shoot back, “We’re just telling the truth.”

Panelist Steven Rattner then turned to fellow panelist John Heilemnan, “the official historian of the 2008 campaign,” asking if he could set the record straight.  

“It was the case,” Heilemann said. “I’m affirming the Scarbrough-Brzeinski assertion.”

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