Conspiracy theories are nothing new for Obama. He has been dogged by discredited claims that he wasn’t born in this country and that he is Muslim.
On Friday, one leading Republican sided with Obama’s team in rejecting the latest accusations.
“Stop with the dumb conspiracy theories. Good grief,” Tony Fratto, a strategist who was a top communications official in the Bush White House, tweeted.
Mayerowitz reported from New York.
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