They say it’s your birthday..

But who asked where you were born first?

After Trump’s rickrolling of the media on Friday, where he reminded the media that Hillary Clinton started the “Birther Movement”, the media has been in high gear to protect Hillary:

-No, Hillary Clinton did not start the ‘birther’ movement – CNN

Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim Clinton Started ‘Birther’ Movement – ABC News

No, Clinton didn’t start the birther thing – Politico

But the internet is a stubborn, annoying thing when you’re trying to hide something.  The internet is the opposite of Americans with their dreadfully short memories, information on the web tends to stick around unless it’s been intentionally removed.

It all started with Hillary’s chief political strategist, Mark Penn  with a memo he wrote back in 2007:

“I cannot imagine America electing a president during a time of war who is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and in his values.”

In 2008, Clinton’s campaign manager, Maggie Williams issued a statement regarding a photo that had been circulated showing Senator Obama wearing traditional Somali clothes:

“If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed,” she stated.

Notice that she does not deny that the campaign circulated the photo.  More later from Hillary’s spokesman, Mo Elleithee:

Clinton spokesman, Mo Elleithee, again couldn’t deny that anyone on Hillary’s staff had sent out the Somali clothing image, instead suggesting that it’d be impossible to determine with a staff of “over 700 people.”

Elleithee added, “We don’t think there’s anything wrong with this photo.”

He also blasted Obama for suggesting that the image should be controversial.

“We think it is wrong for the Obama campaign to say that this is divisive photo,” he said. “It’s not a divisive photo.”

A damning article from Slate, (not exactly a conservative or even moderate publication):

“But the more fitting precedent was set by other Hillary Clinton staffers earlier in the campaign,” Slate reported, adding that two employees had been forced to resign “after they proliferated rumors that Obama was a Muslim.”

Clinton pal former Senator Bob Kerrey made it a point of calling Barack Hussein Obama by his full name and suggested that he’s Muslim.  But then played dumb in an interview.

Chris Matthews/Hardball covered Kerrey’s statements and inadvertently let it slip that Hillary had started the rumor that Obama was born in Indonesia.

And let’s not forget, this woman once said “Barack Obama is a Muslim.. as far as I know.”

There’s also a good article on Political Insider that mentions all of these items along with a few more:

7 News Stories from 2008 that PROVE Hillary Started Obama ‘Birtherism’ 

I know that 8 years is an eternity for the American public, but can we please just remember this one little thing correctly (even if the media doesn’t want you to)?

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