August 27, 2017

MSNBC's Ali Velshi took a shot at former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's birtherism theory on Sunday by joking that he was a Kenya-born Muslim and President Barack Obama "wasn't at any of the meetings."

During a panel discussion about President Donald Trump's decision to issue a pardon, Arpaio attorney Jack Wilenchik said that the former sheriff had been cautioned against speaking to the media while he was under investigation.

"The point is," Velshi replied, "this past December, the sheriff has gone on [TV] and said he's proved that President Obama is Kenyan-born Muslim."

"I'm a Kenyan-born Muslim," the MSNBC host revealed flatly. "And [Obama] wasn't at any of the meetings. This sort of has to hurt [Arpaio's] credibility. It helps your argument that the former sheriff may have been confused though."

"Let's not forget that he's an 85-year-old man," Wilenchik pointed out.

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