Tommy Thompson Says His Son Was Prompted To Make "Kenya" Remark By Audience Member
The former Wisconsin Governor claimed speaking to reporters in Milwaukee Tuesday night, his son was prompted by an audience to make remarks about sending President Obama back to Kenya. "If you look at the movie someone in the audience said and he repeated it" Thompson said. But the video, posted online Sunday evening, shows Thompson's son making the remark before an audience member chimed in. A spokesman for the Thompson campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.
Wisconsin Senate Candidate's Son Says We "Have The Opportunity" To Send Obama Back To Kenya
Jason Thompson, the son of former Governor and Wisconson Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, speaking this morning at a brunch attended RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that "we have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago -- or Kenya." A woman in attendance then chimed in "we are taking donations for that Kenya trip." A spokesman for Thompson did not immediately return a request for comment. Update The Thompson campaign emails: "The Governor has addressed this with his son, just like any father would do. Jason Thompson said something he should not have, and he apologizes." The spokesperson added that Tommy Thompson himself was not in attendance at the event.