When asked by CNN host Chris Cuomo about his chance to reinvent himself before Arizona voters amid his 2018 Senate run, Sheriff Joe Arpaio doubled down on his insistence that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States — and claimed to have evidence.
After invoking Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” by claiming he has “too few” regrets to mention regarding his bigoted immigration enforcement record, Arpaio admitted he’d made “a few mistakes.”
“Was the birtherism a mistake?” Cuomo asked.
“Oh, now you’re bringing that up?” the pardoned former sheriff responded.
“I started this because of a fake government document,” Arpaio said of his insistence that Obama was not a true American citizen. “I didn’t care where the president came from. I didn’t care at all. We had the evidence, nobody will talk about or a look a at it. Anytime you want to come down, we’ll be glad to show you the evidence. You’re going to hear more about this.”
“You think President Obama’s birth certificate is a phony?” the host reiterated.
“No doubt about it,” the ex-sheriff responded. “We have the evidence. I‘m not going to go into all the details. It’s a phony document.”
Cuomo reminded Arpaio that “even Donald Trump says he now believes Obama was born in this country.”
“If you want to be a U.S. senator, don’t you think that people should have confidence in your judgment on something as crucial as that?” the host implored.
Watch below, via CNN:
For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task
Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.
While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.
"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.
Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.
Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC
It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.
"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."