November 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton Under Fire For Another Questionable Story About Her Past

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton told a crowd in Manchester, New Hampshire that she had considered joining the Marines in 1975:

“He looks at me and goes, ‘Um, how old are you. And I said, ‘Well I am 26, I will be 27.’ And he goes, ‘Well, that is kind of old for us.’ And then he says to me, and this is what gets me, ‘Maybe the dogs will take you,’ meaning the Army.”

This isn’t the first time that Clinton has told this story though.

In 1994, while addressing a lunch on Capitol Hill, Clinton first mentioned her attempt to join the Marines in 1975.At that time, Maureen Dowd of The New York Times wrote a highly skeptical article about Clinton’s desire to join the Marines.

Today, The Washington Post gave this story Two Pinocchios citing, “There are enough holes here that Clinton has an obligation to address the circumstances under which she approached the Marines, now that she had once again raised it in a campaign context.”

Fox News’ Ed Henry reported that the Clinton campaign is not pushing back on this grade, which is “raising more questions.”

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny also reported on skepticism over Clinton’s Marine story this morning:

This isn’t the first time that Clinton has told a questionable story about her past either.

In 2008, while running for President, Clinton claimed that she had landed under sniper fire and had to run for safety with her head down while visiting Bosnia in 1996. This claim was awarded Four Pinocchios from The Washington Post.

If Clinton continues to tell these questionable stories about her past, it will surely have a devastating impact on her already abysmal poll numbers when it comes to trustworthiness.