Self-described celebrity journalist Mike Evans now says he didn’t mean it when he claimed Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie told him there was no birth certificate for President Barack Obama.
On Jan. 20, Evans told Minnesota’s KQRS radio station that there is “absolutely no proof at all that he was born in Hawaii.”
“Yesterday, talking to Neil’s office, Neil says that he searched everywhere using his powers as governor … there is no Barack Obama birth certificate in Hawaii,” Evans said then.
That story has changed, as Evans told Fox News that he “never talked to him [Abercrombie].” “Only this I can you tell you is 100 percent fact: that Neil never told me there was no birth certificate,” Evans said.
The mishap, Evans said, was because he accidentally said he talked to Abercrombie, when, in fact, he meant to say that Honolulu’s two hospitals said they didn’t have the birth certificate.
Evans has a five-minute radio feature that is broadcast on 34 radio stations nationwide each morning, but his misstatement about Obama’s birth certificate, he said, only ran on KQRS in Minnesota.
“I was on 34 radio stations that morning. That was the only station where I said, instead of saying, ‘The hospital said there’s no birth certificate,’ I misspoke and said Neil said that,” Evans said. “I misspoke and I apologize for that. I apologize to Neil.”