In addition to being the mother of ISIS, Hillary Clinton is also the queen of the birthers. After being utterly humiliated by Donald Trump when he trolled the entire national media with an announcement over Emperor Obama’s birth certificate, the paparazzi and presstitutes fell back into a defensive position around Hillary. Trump used the opportunity provided by the media swarm to announce to a national audience that it was the Clinton slime machine that began the controversy over whether Obama was born in Kenya back in 2008.
The pro-Hillary media is flying into damage control mode after Trump’s statement led to the revelation that a top Clinton operative pitched the birther angle to McClatchy – the Hillary flunky’s name happens to be Sidney Blumenthal. This is of the utmost importance in that it blows the entire narrative about Trump, the Tea Party and the racist persecution of Obama to smithereens.
According to McClatchy “2 Clinton supporters in ’08 reportedly shared Obama ‘birther’ story”:
Two supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign reportedly shared the claim that then-rival Barack Obama was not born in the United States and thus was not eligible to be president.
One was a volunteer in Iowa, who was fired, Clinton’s former campaign manager said Friday. The other was Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, according to a former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief.
The issue arose Friday as Donald Trump finally acknowledged that Obama was born in the U.S. Trump, a leading champion of the debunked “birther” conspiracy theory for years, attempted to blame Clinton for starting it when she ran against Obama in 2008 for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In fact, there were several people publicly pushing the theory, which was repeated extensively on conservative news outlets. There were the two Clinton supporters, but there is no evidence that Clinton herself or her campaign spread the story.
Patti Solis Doyle, Clinton’s campaign manager during part of the 2008 race, told CNN on Friday that an Iowa campaign worker had passed on an email about the birther conspiracy and that Clinton quickly fired him.
Solis Doyle said she’d called Obama campaign official David Plouffe at the time “to apologize and basically say that this was not coming from us. It was a rogue volunteer coordinator.”
Phil Singer, Clinton’s 2008 campaign press secretary, said by email Friday: “The idea that the Hillary Clinton campaign had anything to do with spreading the birther issue has as much credibility as the birther issue itself: none. It didn’t happen.”
Meanwhile, former McClatchy Washington Bureau Chief James Asher tweeted Friday that Blumenthal had “told me in person” that Obama was born in Kenya.
“During the 2008 Democratic primary, Sid Blumenthal visited the Washington Bureau of McClatchy Co.,” Asher said in an email Friday to McClatchy, noting that he was at the time the investigative editor and in charge of Africa coverage.
“During that meeting, Mr. Blumenthal and I met together in my office and he strongly urged me to investigate the exact place of President Obama’s birth, which he suggested was in Kenya. We assigned a reporter to go to Kenya, and that reporter determined that the allegation was false.
“At the time of Mr. Blumenthal’s conversation with me, there had been a few news articles published in various outlets reporting on rumors about Obama’s birthplace. While Mr. Blumenthal offered no concrete proof of Obama’s Kenyan birth, I felt that, as journalists, we had a responsibility to determine whether or not those rumors were true. They were not.”
Blumenthal, who worked in the White House with President Bill Clinton and later was employed by the Clinton Foundation, could not be reached Friday but said in an email to The Boston Globe, “This is false. Period.”
The Donald’s bombshell sucked the media narrative away from singing the praises of the triumphant Hillary’s return to the campaign trail into a renewed attack on Trump as a liar for daring to point out the truth that the entire Obama birth certificate controversy had it’s genesis as a Team Clinton dirty trick. It was vintage Trump who has managed to obliterate the nation’s rotten political establishment largely through his ability to dominate the media which essentially has provided him with billions of dollars worth of free coverage since last June.
Not exactly how Hillary and her minions wanted to spend the weekend as they seek to regroup after last week’s catastrophe.