Thursday, February 25, 2016

On This Day in History: February 25, 2008

Barack Obama
The Clinton campaign circulated a photo of Barack Obama wearing traditional Muslim garb in the “most shameful” racist moment of the 2008 campaign.
Aides to Barack Obama accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of “fear-mongering” for allegedly circulating a photo of Obama in a turban, inflaming the acrimony between the two camps in advance of tonight’s Democratic debate. …
It shows Obama donning a white turban and the traditional garb of a Somali elder during his 2006 visit to Kenya, where his father was born and raised.
Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson did not dispute the authenticity of an e-mail that Drudge attributed to a Clinton staffer who was circulating the photo of Obama…
“On the very day that Senator Clinton is giving a speech about restoring respect for America in the world, her campaign has engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election,” said Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe.
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