Fox News host Greg Gutfeld decided to go full racist by reviving a bigoted conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama wasn’t actually born in the United States (i.e. the infamous “birther” attack) and that it could be President Joe Biden blackmailed his former boss because he has the “real” birth certificate.
On the Fox show “The Five” Tuesday, the panel was discussing 10 classified documents recently discovered in a office once used by Biden when was vice president, which Gutfeld admitted could be a “nothing burger.”
That led Gutfeld to suggest this about Biden:
And then Gutfeld added a dig at Obama:
Since we know that Fox doesn’t actually deal in news or truth, let’s do a fact-check on Gutfeld.
First of all, as to the matter of the Biden documents and how that compares to what was found at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the Associated Press notes:
BIDEN: “A small number of documents with classified markings” were discovered on Nov. 2, 2022, in a locked closet at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, a think tank in Washington, as Biden’s personal attorneys were clearing out the offices, according to Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president.
TRUMP: Roughly 300 documents with classification markings — including some at the top secret level — have been recovered from Trump since he left office in January 2021.
In January 2022, the National Archives and Records Administration retrieved 15 boxes of documents, telling Justice Department officials they contained “a lot” of classified material. In August, FBI agents took about 33 boxes and containers of 11,000 documents from Mar-a-Lago, including roughly 100 with classification markings found in a storage room and an office.
One thing hasn’t changed at Fox since Obama was president: Their sick need to attack a man who served two terms in the White House without a hint of scandal in a pathetic attempt to paper over the four years of incompetence and blatant fraud we saw when Donald Trump was in office.