Donald Trump attempted to put the media’s new obsession with birtherism to rest , making a short statement declaring that Barack Obama was born in the United States and that now it’s time to “make strong and America great again.”
Speaking alongside veterans and two Medal of Honor recipients in Washington, DC, Trump reminded voters that it was Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign who started the birther controversy against Obama.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it — I finished it — and you know what I mean,” Trump said. “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again,” he declared.
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The entire statement took around 30 seconds and Trump took no questions from reporters afterward. He immediately bolted from the stage once he finished his statement.
The media has been obsessed with bringing up the birther issue ad nauseam, an issue that had been dead for quite some time, hoping that it will help Hillary Clinton, who has been crashing in polls of late, both on the national level and in key battleground states like Florida and Ohio.
Trump’s short statement won’t satisfy the mainstream media — the Democrat Media Complex — who are hellbent on making birtherism an issue of racism and beating the Republican nominee over the head with the issue. Talking heads on several networks were livid that Trump didn’t “apologize” for furthering the birther case against Obama.
The media is also going ballistic that Trump is hanging the birth of birtherism on Hillary, something they will not allow to stand without a fight. So throughout the weekend, it’s likely to be “all birtherism, all the time.”
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