NBC’s Chuck Todd: ‘Who Cares’ Hillary Clinton Associates Pushed Birther Rumors in 2008?

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Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press, while interviewing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, host Chuck Todd asked “who cares,” about former McClatchy D.C. bureau chief James Asher tweeting that Sidney Blumenthal, a former aide to President Bill Clinton and long-time advisor to Hillary Clinton, “told me in person” that Obama was born in Kenya in 2008. Partial transcript as follows: TODD: How and when did Donald Trump conclude that the president was born in the United States? CONWAY: You will have to ask him that. That’s a personal decision, but we heard very clearly the three things he said on his own time line in his own terms on Friday. Number one, that associates of the Clinton campaign started this birther question in 2007. Questioning senator Obama’s American roots. The Iowa volunteer coordinator and, of course, as the McClatchy D.C. bureau chief at the time, now former, has confirmed that Sidney Blumenthal told him that Senator Obama was born in Kenya. And in fact they sent somebody to Africa to check it out. Donald Trump was not running for president against Barack Obama in a bruising primary in 2008. That was Hillary Clinton. Number two, Donald