Hillary's Portrayal of Immigrant Roots Questioned

In her first two days on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has been keen to talk about her mother’s difficult childhood rather than the Clinton family’s currently lavish lifestyle. In Iowa on Wednesday, Clinton told a roundtable of small-business owners, “All my grandparents, you know, came over here, and you know my grandfather went to work in a lace mill in Scranton, Pennsylvania.” But, according to Buzzfeed, census records show that Clinton has only one immigrant grandparent. The rest of Clinton’s grandparents were born in the United States. In response to questions about the accuracy of her comments, a Clinton campaign spokesperson told People magazine that “[h]er grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants.”



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