Friday, September 16, 2016

Spouting (Birther) Nonsense: After five years, Donald J. Trump finally admits that Barack Obama really was born in the United States

Today a CNN article reported that Trump finally admits it: “President Barack Obama was born in the United States.” He didn’t say why he’d changed his mind, but it’s easy to speculate that he did not want to leave that brazen lie around as a subject for the upcoming debate. But his campaign also made a point of blaming Hillary Clinton’s campaign for originating it, as also was discussed in a New York Times article. Trump mainly ran a publicity stunt for his new D.C. hotel.

Back in 2011 Jerome Corsi was almost ready to release his book titled Where’s the Birth Certificate. Instead the president released his long-form birth certificate just three weeks before Corsi’s tome was published. That was like a ‘Roger Rabbitcomedy routine:

“Eddie: Do you mean to tell me you could have taken your hand out of that cuff at any time?

Roger: No, not at any time. Only when it was funny!”

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