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11/26/2016 08:09 am ET

Fox News Should Know This Isn't The First Time Someone Questioned A President's Legitimacy

Remember the birther movement?

Fox News pundits have had a lot to say about protests in the wake of Donald Trump’s Electoral College win. As demonstrators voiced their opposition to the president-elect and his proposed policies, the network’s hosts have said it’s “disgraceful” that those individuals want to “delegitimize” the incoming president.

Well, the network seems to be forgetting that it took a similar attitude toward President Barack Obama, questioning his legitimacy in 2008 and even after he moved into the White House.

Even last year, host Sean Hannity said of Obama, “Not my president.”

And time and time again, Fox News hosts questioned whether the 44th president was even eligible to hold the office, saying he was born in Kenya and then that he had released a fake birth certificate to lie about his origins. Trump is one of the key people who pushed the birther movement questioning Obama’s eligibility for office.

And toward the end of election night in 2012, when Obama won another four years, Trump tweeted, “We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!”

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