The White House confirmed on Thursday President Obama had met his uncle, Onyango Obama, who was granted legal residency to the country this week — reversing a previous statement.
The White House had previously told The Boston Globe that the president had never met his uncle, after Onyango — referred to as Omar — was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving.
But it revised its statement on Thursday, saying the press office had not actually asked the president about his relationship with his uncle before talking to the Globe in 2011.
“The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz told the Globe.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
And the lie parade from the Obama administration just keeps rolling along.
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