Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told a conservative radio host on Monday that he questions the validity of President Obama’s birth certificate and claimed Obama was actually raised in Kenya. Huckabee:
“If you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather.”
The President grew up in Hawaii, where he was born, and Indonesia, where he spent four years after his mother married an Indonesian man she met at school. Obama’s estranged father was from Kenya.
The potential 2012 GOP candidate for President had previously rejected questions about Obama’s birth certificate, according to The New York Times.
Updated 6:37 pm: Huckabee’s people issue a clarification: