During an interview on Sunday, MSNBC host Ali Velshi took a shot a former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s birtherism theory by joking that he was a Kenya-born Muslim and President Barack Obama “wasn’t at any of the meetings.”
Velshi remarks came during a panel discussion about President Donald Trump’s decision to issue a pardon in which Arpaio’s attorney Jack Wilenchik said that the former sheriff had been cautioned against speaking to the media while he was under investigation.
“The point is,” Velshi replied, “this past December, the sheriff has gone on TV and said he’s proved that President Obama is Kenyan-born Muslim.”
“I’m a Kenyan-born Muslim,” the MSNBC host revealed flatly. “And [Obama] wasn’t at any of the meetings. This sort of has to hurt [Arpaio’s] credibility. It helps your argument that the former sheriff may have been confused though.”
“Let’s not forget that he’s an 85-year-old man,” Wilenchik pointed out.
Watch the video below via MSNBC: