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Newsmax distances itself from ‘Chelsea Truther’s’ comments on Clinton pregnancy

By Travis Gettys
Friday, April 18, 2014 13:34 EDT
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You’ve heard of shoe truthers? Less than a week later, there’s another Hillary Clinton-related conspiracy theory being pushed by Chelsea truthers.

Newsmax TV broadcaster Steve Malzberg floated the idea Thursday that the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate has somehow timed her daughter’s pregnancy to benefit her political ambitions.

“Chelsea Clinton is having a baby, she announced it (Thursday), and lo and behold, Hillary was by her side,” Malzberg said. “Hillary is going to be a grandmother and an expected grandmother while she runs for president.”

The former talk radio broadcaster recognized his claim would likely draw some attention from media watchdogs, who might point out that he has no basis to claim the former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State had staged her daughter’s pregnancy.

“When I say staged, I have to be believed she’s pregnant if she says she’s pregnant,” Malzberg said. “I don’t mean that they’re making up she’s pregnant, OK? But what great timing! I mean, purely accidental, purely an act of nature, purely just left up to God, and God answered Hillary Clinton’s prayers, and she’s going to have the prop of being a new grandma while she runs for president.”

“It just warms the heart, brings a tear to my eye,” he said, wiping his eye sarcastically. “It really does, wow.”

Update: Newsmax distanced itself Sunday evening from Malzberg’s remarks, describing them as a joke attempt that did not reflect the organization’s views.

“Steve Malzberg’s comments were intended to be humorous not hurtful,” said Ken Chandler, Newsmax executive editor. “They were clearly inappropriate and do not reflect the views of Newsmax.”

Watch the entire segment posted online by RWW Blog:

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