Fox's The Five: Maybe Obama Is A Foreigner

Fox News' afternoon chat show The Five has dipped back into the well of conspiracy theories about President Obama's background. Co-host Andrea Tantaros suggested that Obama might have applied to college as a foreign student, an idea that echoes an April Fool's Day hoax from a years-old chain email.

Tantaros brought up this idea during a discussion of Sen. Harry Reid's statement that a Bain Capital investor told him that Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years. As a comparison, Tantaros wondered what would happen if she said that “some girl” called her and told her that Obama had applied as a foreigner.

Fox News host Mike Huckabee floated the idea that Obama might have received loans as a foreign student on The O'Reilly Factor in January.

Also during The Five, co-host Greg Gutfeld delivered a self-described “cheap shot” about Obama's birth certificate and referred to him as “the Kenyan.”

From the August 3 edition of The Five:

Gutfeld is a former editor of the U.K. edition of Maxim magazine and is positioned as the show's comic relief. His attempts at humor often consist of sexist comments.