Robert Gibbs On Newt’s ‘Kenyan’ Remark: He’s Trying To Appeal To Fringe Birthers

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Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was out making the morning show rounds this morning and took some time out on GMA to address Newt Gingrich‘s latest doozy. Over the weekend Newt told NRO that his latest insight on President Obama was that one needed to understand “Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior” in order to understand him.

“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”

Presumably Newt is swinging for the intellectual Birther vote, such as it is. Gibbs responded to George Stephanopoulos this morning saying basically, politicians will say anything in an election year, and Newt will say anything any year.

“I don’t even have – quite frankly, George – the slightest idea what he’s talking about. … I think Newt Gingrich knows that he’s trying to appeal to the fringe of people that don’t believe the president was born in this country. You would normally expect better from somebody who held the position of speaker of the House. But, look, it’s political season. And most people’ll say anything. And Newt Gingrich does that … on a regular basis.”

Watch the clip below.

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