Fox News’ Sean Hannity speaks to Playboy, and what do you know – he ain’t all that when he’s not scripted.
Among other errors – one could call them lies – Hannity claimed that President Obama “grew up in Kenya.”
Except the President did not grow up in Kenya. His father grew up in Kenya, he grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii.
This is a common slur Republicans trot out – GOP presidential candiate Mike Huckabee claimed the same thing in 2011, and as CNN pointed out, it was a lie back then too.
“I would love to know more. What I know is troubling enough,” Huckabee said of the president in an interview with New York radio station WOR. “And 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.”
Huckabee was at least telling the truth about it being the “one thing” he knows.
Now for Sean Hannity:
PLAYBOY: Trump was one of the most vocal skeptics of Obama’s American citizenship. You’ve also said Obama grew up in Kenya. Do you regret saying that now?
HANNITY: But he did grow up in Kenya, and he told The New York Times that he went to a school there and one of the most beautiful things on the planet is Islamic prayer at sunset.
PLAYBOY: Are you fueling the myth that Obama’s a Muslim from Africa by saying that?
HANNITY: I never fueled the myth. How do you come up with this stuff? He did go to a Muslim school. He writes about it in his own book.
PLAYBOY: He did not grow up in Kenya.
HANNITY: He went to a Muslim school in Indonesia, or wherever it was, Kenya. I forget. Now you’ve got me. I think it was Indonesia. I’m trying to remember his biography. It’s going back so long. He admits he went to a Muslim school. It’s on his audiobook, if you want a tape of it—you can hear him say it himself.