Saturday, 26 October 2019

Twitter Users Think They Caught Hillary Clinton In Lie About Writing To NASA As Little Girl

Hillary Clinton was apparently caught in another lie this week when she tweeted about a letter she allegedly sent to NASA.
The former 2016 Democrat presidential candidate and former Secretary of State was celebrating the first, all women spacewalk, when she tweeted her story.
“When I was a little girl, I wrote to NASA and told them I dreamed of being an astronaut,” she said. “They wrote back and said they weren’t taking girls.”
“A new generation of little girls watched today’s historic spacewalk. May their dreams of reaching the stars have no bounds,” she said.

She was quickly mocked by many on Twitter, with one person pointing to the fact that it is a near impossibility for her story to be true.
“You were born in 1947, NASA wasn’t formed until 1958 and we didn’t have an astronaut in space until 1962 when you were 15 years old,” the user said.
“You didn’t write a letter to NASA when you were a little girl and you should definitely stop drunk tweeting,” they said.
It reminded many of the many fabricated tales that Clinton has told during her illustrious career, like landing under sniper fire in Bosnia.
“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,” she said.
It is a very good story and it sounded fantastic but it was not true, as The Washington Post fact checkers, and others, discovered.
Had Hillary Clinton’s plane come “under sniper fire” in March 1996, we would certainly have heard about it long before now. Numerous reporters, including The Washington Post’s John Pomfret, covered her trip. A review of nearly 100 news accounts of her visit shows that not a single newspaper or television station reported any security threat to the first lady. “As a former AP wire service hack, I can safely say that it would have been in my lead had anything like that happened,” said Pomfret.
According to Pomfret, the Tuzla airport was “one of the safest places in Bosnia” in March 1996, and “firmly under the control” of the 1st Armored Division.
Far from running to an airport building with their heads down, Clinton and her party were greeted on the tarmac by smiling U.S. and Bosnian officials. An 8-year-old Muslim girl, Emina Bicakcic, read a poem in English. An Associated Press photograph of the greeting ceremony, above, shows a smiling Clinton bending down to receive a kiss.
It is possible that Clinton wrote the letter when she was 15-years-old and still considered herself a little girl.
But it is also possible, and more probable, that the story was another in a long line of hyperbole from the former senator.

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