Shortly following the publication of a Washington Post interview in which Donald Trump — as always — refused to admit that President Barack Obama is a United States citizen, his campaign stepped in to help him out.
For years, Trump has been teetering on the edge of insanity, adopting the racist “birther” movement — a group of inbred, meth-fueled bozos who genuinely believe that Barry Soetoro (as they know the President) was born in Kenya and illegally assumed power in the United States in order to Muslim scary buzzword something something Dark Side. Over the course of Obama’s presidency, Trump repeatedly hounded him about his birth certificate, college transcripts, passport, and any other documentation he could think of that would surely prove the President to be an illegal usurper. After all, no one with brown skin can become President — that’d be (what’s that word they like to use? Benghazi? Anarchy? Anarchy! That’s it!) anarchy.
While Trump’s surrogates have said repeatedly in recent days that Trump has gotten over his birther fixation, The Donald told the Post’s Bob Costa that he would comment on that at a later time, refusing to admit that Obama was born in Hawaii.
While Trump has still not admitted the President is legitimate, his campaign stepped to do some damage control on his behalf. Unfortunately, this falls into the category of “You’re Not Helping.”
The campaign claims, inexplicably, that Trump did the President a favor by “proving” he is a United States citizen — and, of course, blamed Hillary Clinton for Trump’s racism.
“In 2011, Mr. Trump was finally able to bring this ugly incident to its conclusion by successfully compelling President Obama to release his birth certificate,” campaign spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement regarding Trump’s stubborn refusal to recognize facts.
“Mr. Trump did a great service to the President and the country by bringing closure to the issue that Hillary Clinton and her team first raised. Inarguably, Donald J. Trump is a closer,” he continues. “Having successfully obtained President Obama’s birth certificate when others could not, Mr. Trump believes that President Obama was born in the United States.”
“Hillary Clinton’s campaign first raised this issue to smear then-candidate Barack Obama in her very nasty, failed 2008 campaign for president,” Miller says. “This type of vicious and conniving behavior is straight from the Clinton Playbook. As usual, however, Hillary Clinton was too weak to get an answer.”
Miller’s claim that Clinton started birtherism was proved false years ago. While a few random, desperate, die-hard, probably insane Clinton supporters (every candidate has them) did kick-start the Kenya rumor via an anonymous, unsourced chain email, there has never been any evidence to support claims that Clinton had anything to do with, or had any knowledge of what a few racist idiots who happened to be voting for her were up to.
As for the other part, congratulations: you made the black guy show his papers because you’re a racist who doesn’t think he could legitimately be President. Pat yourself on the back, Donald.
This isn’t the first time Trump and his campaign have appeared to disagree on an issue. But if Donald Trump truly believes the President is an American citizen, he needs to step in front of a camera and say it himself. Period. In any case, he needs to realize that one should never try to put a positive spin on a turd. You just end up getting sh*t on your walls.
We’ll believe it when we hear it from you, Mr. Trump. Maybe. Probably not. But we might.
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