March 01, 2011


Huckabee Claims Obama was Raised in Kenya

Mike Huckabee inaccurately claimed on a conservative talk-radio show that President Obama grew up in Kenya, NBC News reports.

Said Huckabee: "One thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, very different than the average American."

However, Huckabee did say he believes Obama was born in the United States "because I know the Clintons well, and believe me they had lots of investigators out on him, and I'm convinced if there was anything they could have found on that they would have found it, and I promise they would have used it."

Update: A spokesman says Huckabee misspoke and meant to say the president grew up in Indonesia.

Update II: Aaron Blake: "Huck's Kenya slip-up would make more sense if he didn't repeat it and then talk about the Mau-Mau Rebellion (an actual Kenyan event)."










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