Reporting Tuesday on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, MSNBC’s Chris Jansing let slip that President Obama himself is from Africa. The Daily Caller reports:
MSNBC reporter Chris Jansing claimed President Barack Obama’s keen interest in this week’s African leadership summit stems from the fact that “he’s from Kenya” — an assertion that took over ten minutes for her to reverse.
Jansing spoke to MSNBC’s Joy Reid about the ongoing meeting of American and African leaders in Washington D.C. “The White House is clearly, I would assume, hoping this will be part of the president’s legacy, given his background,” Reid said.
“Yeah, the fact that he’s from Kenya,” Jansing replied breezily. “And the fact that when he was elected there were expectations on the African continent that he would do great things for them.”
Jansing’s slip amused some but outraged others.
(Hat tip: Manuel Reyes Jr.)