BREITBART — Hillary Clinton, while campaigning for president in 2008, deliberately deceived the American people by fabricating a tale of landing “under sniper fire” during a trip to Bosnia in 1996 to bolster her foreign policy experience.
The lie, which she told more than once, is coming back to haunt her in the ongoing election cycle.
Clinton’s rival, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has recently highlighted her false claims on the campaign trail, describing Clinton as a “world class liar” and calling out her “phony landing in Bosnia, where she said she was under attack and the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers” during a speech Wednesday.
In a speech at George Washington University in March 2008, the now-presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said that, when she arrived in Bosnia on March 25, 1996, “I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”
Soon after the speech, the deception came to light courtesy of a reporter from The Washington Post who was there. Her statements were awarded “four Pinocchios” by the newspaper, a rating reserved for political misstatements described as “whoppers.”
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