FLASHBACK: Obama’s 1991 Literary Agent: He was ‘Born in Kenya’

As the mainstream media is hellbent on reviving the Obama birther controversy by using it as a cudgel against Donald Trump as Hillary Clinton has begun declining in the polls, we should be reminded that it wasn’t Trump who started the “birther movement,” nor was it even Hillary Clinton or her 2008 presidential campaign.

The original birther may have been Obama’s own book agent, Acton & Dystel, who wrote in a promotional pamphlet that Obama was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii,” a proclamation that was allowed to stand as truth — even by Obama himself — until it resurfaced in an investigation conducted by Breitbart News.


Even fact-checker Snopes.com, which is believed to be funded by America-hating leftist billionaire and funder of virtually every anti-American communist front group, pro-Obama George Soros, calls the story “true,” as you can see by the screenshot from the website:

Obama Literary Agent Born in Kenya

Nineteen years later, in 2012, at the height of the Obama birther controversy, Miriam Goderich, representing Obama’s literary agency at the time of the release of the booklet, described the “born in Kenya” declaration as “a simple mistake and nothing more.”

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However, it lacks believability that Obama didn’t see the original 1991 promotion, which begs the question, why was the “error” allowed to stand uncorrected for 19 years?

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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