Hillary's 'fake but accurate' immigrant grandparents
This is even more outrageous than Elizabeth Warren's "Fauxchohantas" story. Buzzfeed reports that Hillary Clinton told an Iowa audience that all her grandparents had immigrated to the U.S., so she is very familiar with what immigrants go through.
Liar, liar, pantsuit on fire:
Hillary Rodham Clinton fudged her family history at a campaign appearance in Iowa Wednesday when she described her grandparents as immigrants.
“All my grandparents, you know, came over here and, you know, my grandfather went to, work in a lace mill in Scranton, Pa.,” Clinton said.
But, acccording to documents posted on Buzzfeed.com, only one of her grandparents immigrated, while the others were born in the United States shortly after their parents arrived.
Hillary didn't "fudge" anything." She lied. She has been lying about her past for at least a year, according to Buzzfeed. And the explanation given by her campaign for the lies is in the best traditions of "fake but accurate":
The story of her grandmother specifically immigrating is one Clinton has told before. Clinton’s sole foreign-born grandparent, Hugh Rodham Sr., immigrated as a child.
“Her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants,” a Clinton spokesman told BuzzFeed News. “As has been correctly pointed out, while her grandfather was an immigrant, it appears that Hillary’s grandmother was born shortly after her parents and siblings arrived in the U.S. in the early 1880s.”
So her grandmother was almost an immigrant, and that, along with the way Hillary views her grandparents, is enough to make the statement true.
Clinton had to know how easy it is these days to search public records, so her arrogance in lying about her grandparents' "immigrant" past is breathtaking. As with her refusing to talk about the hundreds of millions of dollars in donations by foreign governments to the Clinton Foundation, she just doesn't care what anyone thinks, because she knows that her allies in the press have her back.