Trump Concedes – But Still Manages To Lie
Donald Trump’s lie-filled “birther announcement” on Friday furthered his mission of swindling the entire nation.
Although the GOP-nominee did admit, after years of hysterically perpetuating a conspiracy theory, that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, he only did so after blatantly pushing the falsehood that it was Hillary Clinton who began the birther theory.
Donald Trump simply “finished it,” he claimed.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it, I finished it. You know what I mean.”
No, Donald. We don’t know what you mean, because everyone with an ounce of reason and the ability to read knows that it’s bullshit.
Hillary Clinton was never a birther. And no matter how many times this rage-filled, homophobic racist of a Republican presidential candidate insists that she did, it will never be true.
Trump should stick to filing bankruptcies – he’s much better at that.
“Donald Trump again has repeated the false claim that Hillary Clinton ‘started’ the so-called ‘birther’ movement against Barack Obama in 2008.
“As we wrote last year, there’s no evidence that Clinton or her campaign had anything to do with bogus claims that Obama wasn’t born in the United States and thus was ineligible to be president.”
Yes – there is no evidence because, simply put, there is no evidence. Donald Trump, however, has spent years spreading this conspiracy theory, which endeared him to the hearts of other like-minded, racist conspiracy theorists and catapulted him into the GOP nomination. Just one day before his big birther announcement, Trump still couldn’t bring himself to admit that Obama was, in fact, born in America.
Once A Birther, Always A Birther
And we have plenty of evidence that Donald Trump has been a whole-hearted, tiny-brained, loud-mouthed, passionate birther.
As Hillary Clinton said, “We know who Donald is. For five years, he has led the birther movement to delegitimize our first black president. His campaign was founded on this outrageous lie. There is no erasing it in history.”
No wonder it’s taken Trump over a year to admit that Barack Obama was born in the United States. That kind of crazy, hate-filled rhetoric is bread-and-butter to his base. But with less than 60 days to go before election, the Trump campaign has realized that, while successful at locking down the angry, uneducated white guy vote, they’ve completely alienated everyone else.