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The Man Who Helped Spread Obama Birther Conspiracy Is Now A Senior Advisor For Trump

Frank Wuco has a long history of being anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim.

Frank Wuco, a Trump administration official who supported the birther conspiracy that President Obama was not born in the United States, is now working as a senior advisor for the Bureau of Arms Control, according to a Washington Post report.  

On their website, the arms control unit is described as being responsible for averting conflict while also advancing stability through tools like arms control treaties, international agreements, transparency and confidence-building measures, and more. 

"AVC builds cooperation among allies and partners in order to control the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery, space and cyber capabilities, and conventional weapons," their website describes.

After the Monday announcement of Wuco's employment to the bureau, his past statements were easily brought back to the forefront. 

"While [Obama] was senator, before he ran for president, they invested over $1 million in legal fees [to have his records sealed]," Wuco said, referring to Obama in 2012, according to CNN. "There is a mechanism for having records legally sealed and the person who is in the White House right now has all the following records are sealed: his baptismal records, his birth records, his actually, his student application records to the prep school that he went to in Hawaii — which is one of the most well-heeled prep schools in Honolulu, which is not an inexpensive place to live."

None of these claims were provided with proof. 

Wuco has also worked as a conservative media personality, making multiple appearances on Fox News, and had also suggested launching nuclear bombs in Afghanistan following the September World Trade Center attack. Media Matters were also able to find years worth of anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT statements by him. 

"It’s a religion that seeks cohabitation and tolerance and peace with non-Muslim faith groups and nationalities, and it just simply is not true," Wuco said in 2012 according to a Media Matters report. "To say that Islam is willing to coexist peacefully with other religions and other sort of nationalities, if you can have such a thing in Islam, is really antithetical to what the Quran and what Sharia law teaches."

Other statements made by Wuco more directly tied to his new position include arguing on a radio show that America should have dropped "a couple of low-yield tactical nuclear weapons over Afghanistan the day after 9/11 to send a definite message to the world that they had screwed up in a big way," according to a Washington Post report. 

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