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Michele Bachmann Schooled by Anderson Cooper on Eve of Her State of the Union Rebuttal [VIDEO]

Jan 25, 2011 – 12:43 PM
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Mary Phillips-Sandy Contributor

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has strong views on U.S. history. And according to CNN's Anderson Cooper, many of them are factually incorrect.

On his Monday broadcast, Cooper zeroed in on Bachmann's recent remarks about diversity in America, in which she claimed that language differences and skin color "didn't matter" in the early days of our democracy and that America's founding fathers -- many of whom were slave owners -- "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States."

"As good as that sounds, that's simply not true," Cooper said, before proceeding to run a devastating fact-check on the controversial Republican congresswoman.


Will Rep. Bachmann take liberties with American history when she gives her response to the State of the Union speech tonight? Stay tuned to find out.

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