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Bachmann: It’s ‘interesting’ that the last swine flu outbreak also occurred under a ‘Democrat President.’

By Ryan Powers on April 28, 2009 at 4:48 pm

"Bachmann: It’s ‘interesting’ that the last swine flu outbreak also occurred under a ‘Democrat President.’"


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During an interview with PajamasTV today, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) falsely claimed that the last swine flu outbreak occurred under “another Democrat President, Jimmy Carter.” Bachmann, however, insisted she was not trying to blame either man for the outbreaks:

BACHMANN: I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under Democrat President Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it is an interesting coincidence.

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The only problem is that the last U.S. outbreak of swine flu did not begin under Carter. Rather, it began in February of 1976, when Republican Gerald Ford was president.

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