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No, Bachmann did not ask a crowd, ‘Who likes white people?’

Chris Moody
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An edited video that makes it appear as if Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann asked an Iowa crowd, "Who likes white people?" is quickly spreading around the Web. However, if you watch the full, unedited version of the video, it's clear the Minnesota congresswoman said something very different.

Bachmann made a campaign stop at the Midwest Spirit Christian Music Festival on Aug. 5 in West Des Moines to give a speech about her Christian faith. It was raining during her the appearance, so when Bachmann took the stage, she asked, "Who likes wet people?" referring to the still-damp masses who stuck around for her talk.

"Yeah, that's right. Because we have the God of the winds and the rain don't we?" she said immediately after--a key phrasing that was edited out of the shorter clip. "We serve a mighty God."

Bachmann then spoke for several minutes about how she became a Christian.

"I'm not hear tonight to talk about politics," she said. "I'm here to talk tonight about the creator of the universe. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

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