During a moronic debate being fermented by Trump surrogates who are claiming Hillary Clinton created the Birther movement, Castellanos said, "There is an otherness to this president."
Conservatives have been trying to delegitimatize Obama's presidency since he ran for the oval office, but that is pure racism.
If he's not a secret Muslim, or born in Kenya, then he's an alien or "otherworldly."
Castellanos said, "I think the big question about Obama is not where he was born or his faith. The big question about Obama has been-- has he considered himself more of a globalist than an American? There is an otherness to this president."
There is NOT an otherness to President Obama. He's a normal, air breathing human being, living on planet earth.
Trump surrogates have taken this presidential campaign and crapped all over it and the American people.
Alex continued, "And people have tried to exploit that politically in different ways. The Clinton campaign tried to exploit it this way, the way their strategists said, by saying his lack of American roots is an issue."
This is a big, fat fu**ing lie.
Castellanos' entire segment was one of deception and bold faced lies Claiming that the Clinton campaign exploited the birther movement is as ridiculous as it is untrue. That may be why reporters have been scratching their heads ever since Trump made thos specious claim.
Cornell Belcher did a decent job in trying to smash that notion, but he's not as experienced as Castellanos.
Castellanos continued with his charade and said, "Before you answer, I have it here, from his memo, which Mark called "lack of American roots," in which Mark Penn says, quote, "I cannot imagine America electing a president during a time of war who is not, at his center, fundamentally American in his thinking and values." Now, if Donald Trump had said that in 2008, we would all be sitting here saying, "Well, that was the start of Birtherism."
We would if Hillary Clinton stated that, but she didn't. You can't start a movement by never mentioning it or never acting on a suggestion.
Chuck Todd should have shut it down immediately. Even if there were whispers during the 08' campaign about Obama by Mark Penn or some volunteers, (which there weren't) it's irrelevant.
The Clinton campaign never used that strategy. And lest they forget, Mark Penn was eventually fired.
Chuck Todd and all other TV news hosts must stop this idiocy now. The real story is the King of Birthers, Donald Trump was forced to renounce his claims that Obama didn't have a real U.S. birth certificate Friday morning.
Chuck Todd, do your damn job.
If we use the Castellanos theory, then Donald Trump should be arrested for calling for the execution of his presidential rival.
New Hampshire State Representative Al Baldasaro said in an interview that Hillary Clinton "should be put on the firing line and shot for treason,"
And here's another.
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