Number 17 – Hillary tried to join the Marines, but only to prove a point
Hillary claimed valiantly to attempt to join the Marines in the 1960s, but was turned away because she was too old. Wanting to serve her country would be one thing, but that’s not what Hillary was intending. In a story that got her “Two Pinocchios” from the Washington Post’s Fact Checker, it became clear that Hillary only attempted to join because she knew the Marines would reject a woman, and she was trying to make a point about equal rights. Her arguably fair point was certainly made–but she’s now claiming, years later, that her attempt to enlist was sincere, which it wasn’t.