WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says President Barack Obama's childhood in Kenya shaped his world view — despite the fact that Obama did not visit Kenya until he was in his 20s.
The potential Republican presidential candidate told New York radio station WOR that Obama was raised in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather.
Actually, Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961 to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya whom he would barely know. He spent his youth in Hawaii and Indonesia and did not visit his father's homeland until 1987, well after his father's death.
Huckabee has criticized those who suggest Obama is Kenyan and thus ineligible to be president.
A Huckabee adviser did not have an immediate explanation for Huckabee's comments to WOR.
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