Trump’s Pick For Treasury Spokeswoman Said Obama Was Muslim, Loyal To Terrorists

Kevin Mwanza
Written by Kevin Mwanza
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Monica Crowley, President Donald Trump’s new assistant treasury secretary for public affairs, once pushed conspiracy theories on her personal blog suggesting former President Barack Obama was secretly a Muslim and a terrorist sympathizer. By Autumn Keiko

Monica Crowley, President Donald Trump’s pick for the top spokeswoman job at the Treasury Department, made a career out of smearing former President Barack Obama.

Calling birther conspiracy theories legitimate, Crowley pushed them on her personal blog and tweeted that Obama was secretly a Muslim and a terrorist sympathizer, according to a CNN report.

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She also endorsed a story that claimed Obama was an “Islamic community organizer” and that he was trying to conform the U.S. to Sharia Law. She further claimed that the former president’s birth certificate was illegitimate, a position Trump also pushed during Obama’s term.

“Obama was born to a Muslim father, which under Islam automatically made him a Muslim,” Crowley wrote in an August 2010 blog post.

“He says he converted to Christianity as an adult, which under Islam makes him an apostate. He was steeped in Islam throughout his formative years, so it should come as no surprise that he has loyalties to Islam.”

Crowley, formerly a syndicated radio host, columnist, and Fox News contributor, withdrew herself from consideration for an earlier position in the Trump administration. She was Trump’s pick for senior director of strategic communications of the National Security Council but withdrew in December 2016 after it was reported that extensive parts of her book and doctoral thesis were plagiarized.

She later told Fox star Sean Hannity that she had been the victim of “a despicable, straight-up political hit job” and falsely claimed the charges had been “debunked.”

Crowley was appointed in July by Trump as assistant treasury secretary for public affairs. Crowley did not respond to CNN’s request for comment. A spokesperson for the Treasury Department also did not respond to a request for comment.