Donald Trump has once again raised the issue of President Obama’s birth and the racist “birther” movement, when he, for the umpteenth time, refused to admit that he was wrong about this nonsense in an interview with the Washington Post.
So, Trump was forced to answer the issue once again, in an attempt to put it to bed. How he did it, though, will COMPLETELY blow your mind. Trump held an event with military supporters at his new hotel in Washington, D.C., where he had Medal of Honor recipients, generals, and others speak.
Then he gave a speech that made a political pitch to veterans. That went on for about half an hour. Then, he spent less than a minute making the much-anticipated address of the birther situation. Trump lied again, saying that Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign started the birther movement (this was rated false by Politifact) and he, quote, “finished it.” Trump said:
“Hillary Clinton, and her campaign of 2008, started the birther controversy. I finished it. President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now, we all want to get back to making America strong and great again. Thank you.”
Here is video of that moment:
— POLITICO (@politico) September 16, 2016
So, let me get this straight. After FIVE YEARS of this bullshit, Trump boils it all down that little moment. He actually had the unabashed GALL to congratulate himself for this despicable forcing of a sitting president to, literally, show his papers. He sincerely believes that’s going to be enough, after he spent that kind of time and effort trying to deligitimize the presidency of the first black man ever elected to the presidency? No way.
We got played on this one, folks. Trump just got this out of the way because he was forced to. Make no mistake – he’s still a racist, and he’s still a birther. This was in no way sincere, and no one should be fooled.
This is just disgraceful. Then again, Trump is the biggest deplorable in the whole rotten basket, so it’s not like we’re at all surprised.
Featured image via Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images