Michele Bachmann is at it again: Attributing flu pandemics to Democratic presidents.
Bachmann did an interview with the right-wing Pajamas Media, and had this to say:
“I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter,” said Bachmann. “And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”
As the Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages points out, Bachmann has the 1970s flu outbreak all wrong. It happened in 1976 when Gerald Ford was in office.
This also shows just how shallow Bachmann’s historical understanding is. She could have easily also referred back to the infamous 1918 Spanish flu pandemic — Woodrow Wilson was president at that time, don’t you know!