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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5: Michele Bachmann

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Minnesota representative and unofficial chairman of the Tea Party’s Crazy Caucus Michele Bachmann made news this week at an event at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. During a wide-ranging interview, Bachmann made this jaw-dropping claim: “I was very proud of the fact that I didn’t get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates. I didn’t get anything wrong and that’s a huge arena.”

Bachmann’s claim is outrageously false, and borderline delusional. In fact, Bachmann got so many things wrong during the debates that Associated Press fact-checker Jim Drinkard said, “We had to have a self-imposed Michele Bachmann quota in some of those debates.”

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