Morning Joe Slams Hillary for Obama Muslim Rumors: ‘It All Started with Her’
The Monday panel of MSNBC’s Morning Joe slammed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for having the gall to attack Donald Trump for playing into the Obama-as-a-Muslim rumors she helped create.
Host Joe Scarborough called Clinton’s attack on Trump “rich,” saying, “For Hillary Clinton to come out and criticize anybody for spreading the rumors about Barack Obama, when it all started…”
“On 60 Minutes,” co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed, referring to an interview in which Clinton said Obama was a Christian “as far as I know.”
“It all started with her and her campaign passing things around in the Democratic primary; rich,” Scarborough continued. “Now, the Republicans are wrong for doing what they’re doing. This started with Hillary Clinton, and it was spread by the Clinton team in 2008.”
Democratic panelist Harold Ford Jr. protested, saying there wasn’t any evidence for that claim. “I don’t recall that,” he said. “But if you’re telling me that was the case, I just don’t recall.”
But Steve Heilemann, author of the insider account of the 2008 election Game Change, said it was the case that Clinton spread the rumors. “It was the case,” he said. “I’m affirming the Scarborough-Brzezinski assertion.”
Watch, via MSNBC.
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