Sorry, That Confederate Clinton-Gore Button Is A Big Ol’ Fake

Wendy Stokesby:


At some point earlier this week, a picture of a Clinton-Gore button featuring a Confederate flag went viral, with people on the left hoping it wasn’t real, and many on the right insisting that it totally was and that both Clinton and Gore loved the Confederate flag, thus something-something, I don’t know.

As it turns out, the button is a fake. As the Washington Post discovered, it wasn’t ever produced by the Clinton-Gore campaign, as those buttons had a little marking on them noting that they were made by a union. Also, a former aide for the ’92 Clinton campaign noted that they had never commissioned any pins with the Confederate flag on them anyway. So now you know! [Washington Post]

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