‘False’? Media Deny Fact That Clinton Camp Pushed Birtherism in 2008

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2016/09/16/false-media-den…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>On Friday, both NBC&rsquo;s <em>Today</em> and <em>CBS This Morning</em> blasted Donald Trump for refusing to respond to a question about whether President Obama was born in the United States and &ldquo;fact-checked&rdquo; his assertion that Hillary Clinton&rsquo;s 2008 campaign actually first pushed the conspiracy theory. On <em>Today</em>, correspondent Peter Alexander noted: &ldquo;The Trump team issuing a reversal, saying, quote, &lsquo;Mr. Trump believes President Obama was born in the United States&rsquo;....And <strong>falsely accusing Hillary Clinton&rsquo;s 2008 campaign of first raising the issue.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>On <em>This Morning</em>, correspondent Major Garrett similarly mentioned: &ldquo;At a conservative political conference in 2015, Trump again questioned the President&rsquo;s citizenship and <strong>falsely tried to pin the rumor on Hillary Clinton&rsquo;s 2008 campaign.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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