MILWAUKEE (OfficialWire) — Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson’s campaign says his son has apologized for suggesting that voters should send President Barack Obama back to Kenya.
Jason Thompson, the son of the former Wisconsin governor, was caught on camera during a Sunday brunch hosted by the Kenosha County Republican Party.
“We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya,” said Jason Thompson, an attorney at a large Milwaukee law firm. The comment drew laughs from the crowd, with one woman joking, “We are taking donations for that Kenya trip.”
The video was taken by a Democratic Party operative and posted at BuzzFeed Politics on Sunday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Obama’s father was Kenyan, but the president was born in Hawaii.
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