Fox Hosts End Argument Claiming “No One” Said Obama Wasn’t A Legitimate President With Birther Jokes

From the January 13 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): What would have happened, Kimberly, if the shoe had been on the other foot? Let me quote Rush Limbaugh, “I hope he fails,” 2008. Oh, what about Tom DeLay? “It is going to be a Marxist, socialist agenda from here on out. The country is in trouble.” How about the chairman of the Virginia GOP party? “Obama and Bin Laden both have friends who bombed the Pentagon.” Oh, gee, I wonder -- who, would Republicans behave like that?

DANA PERINO (CO-HOST): No one said he was not a legitimate president.

WILLIAMS: What did you say?

PERINO: Those are your political opponents --


PERINO: -- but none of them said Barack Obama was not a legitimate president

WILLIAMS: I think what they are saying is that they do not want to acknowledge that the man legitimately won. And of course we could go into Mitch McConnell saying basically he is going to be a one term president and he's not -- this is, to me, the same thing.

PERINO: But he said it in October of 2010.

WILLIAMS: Let me just say, it's really up to Donald Trump to prove he is legitimate. You know what, I am a pragmatic guy. 

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE (CO-HOST): I'm so sorry, he has to prove he's legitimate even though he won the election? 

GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): Should he show us his birth certificate? 

WILLIAMS: I'm with you Greg, show us the birth certificate.

ERIC BOLLING (CO-HOST): Maybe he's Russian, that's what he is.

GUTFELD: Well, the previous president was Kenyan.


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