CANTON, Ohio — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in an interview here that he remains unwilling to say that President Obama was born in the United States. —Washington Post, September 15 at 7:34 PM EDT.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton on Thursday night denounced her rival Donald Trump for his continuing refusal to admit President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
“He was asked one more time, ‘Where was President Obama born?’” Clinton said to the audience at a black tie affair at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 39th awards gala. “And he still wouldn’t say Hawaii. He still wouldn’t say America. This man wants to be our next president? When will he stop this ugliness, this bigotry?” —Politico, 09/15/16 10:04 PM EDT
Then from ABC News: In what appears to be a major reversal, Donald Trump, one of the main proponents of the birther movement, conceded tonight, through a spokesperson, that “Having successfully obtained President Obama’s birth certificate when others could not, Mr. Trump believes that President Obama was born in the United States.” —Sep 15, 2016, 10:28 PM EDT
He was not even man enough to make the statement in person.
So there you have it. Five years, 141 days after Obama releases his long-form birth certificate (on April 27, 2011), Trump finally gets pressured into admitting he was just causing trouble all along. In fact I’m sure he knew from the start (he’s not an idiot) that Obama was born in Hawaii, and just wanted to grab attention and distract from Obama’s success ending Bush’s Great Recession with his massive jobs stimulus.
Ironically, after distracting the country with his ridiculous birtherism for eight years, Trump’s excuse for not answering the question during the Washington Post interview was, “The reason I don’t is because then everyone is going to be talking about it as opposed to jobs, the military, the vets, security.”
Unaware that Hillary had made a quick recovery from her pneumonia and would be coming after him, he tried one last time to prolong his call to bigotry, “I’ll answer that question at the right time,” Trump said. “I just don’t want to answer it yet.” Little did he know, “yet” would comes so soon.
But 70 million Americans still think Obama’s a Muslim
Now, I wonder when he will tell his supporters that Obama is not a Muslim. He has contributed greatly to the fact that 70 million Americans (29% of 242 million adults) believe that. Trump is deplorable, and that’s putting it mildly.