Hillary Clinton’s Top 7 Famous Lies — Does the Truth Matter?

#6 – REJECTED FROM THE MARINES

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In a 2015 interview, Hillary told reporters a story of how she went into a Marine recruiting office to join the lauded US military force and was rejected because “she was too old.” Back in 1994, Maureen Dowd, of the New York Times, wrote a piece examining Hillary’s original claim noting these conflicting facts:

  1. At the time, Hillary Rodham was an up-and-coming legal star involved with an up-and-coming political star.
  2. She had made a celebrated appearance in Life magazine as an anti-establishment commencement speaker at Wellesley College, where, as president of the student government, she had organized teach-ins on her opposition to the Vietnam War.
  3. She was a Yale law school graduate who had worked on the anti-war Presidential campaigns of Eugene J. McCarthy and George McGovern.
  4. Mrs. Clinton told friends that she had moved to Arkansas for only one reason: to be with Bill Clinton.
  5. The Clintons married on Oct. 11, 1975, in Fayetteville.

Why would an anti-war, Yale Law School graduate, about to be married that same year, go into a recruiting office to join the Marines? Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler speculated that, while it is possible Clinton went into a recruiting office, if she did, it was for a political purpose and she had no intention of actually joining the Marines. Overall, he gave the claim two Pinocchios.

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