Stephen Colbert took Donald Trump to task over the GOP presidential nominee’s claim that he “finished” the birther controversy. Donald The Birther finally admitted that Barack Obama is in fact a U.S. citizen after years of attacks to delegitimize our country’s first black president.
Colbert played a clip of Donald saying, “Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.” The host said “That’s what’s called a firm grasp of the obvious. Next I’ll assume that he’s going to announce that water is wet, bears poop in the woods and Donald Trump is not qualified to be president.”
Then Colbert played a clip of Donald blaming Hillary Clinton for the racist birther controversy which he claims to have finished. “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy,” Donald said in the clip. Colbert called him a “world class liar” for that remark because that “claim has been proven false by Politico, CNN, ABC, NPR and Snapple.”
As for Donald saying he “finished it,” Colbert said, “I know you didn’t because I was alive. But memory’s is a tricky thing. Maybe I remember it one way and Donald Trump is a liar. Ultimately, there’s no way to know the truth unless you have videotape – which we do.”
Colbert proceeded to play clips of Donald repeatedly attacking President Obama over his citizenship and faith over the years.
“I watch the news so I know that Obama released his birth certificate in 2008 but that wasn’t good enough for you. You demanded to see a long form birth certificate in 2011,” the Late Show host said. “And after Obama released that, you called it a forgery citing Israeli science and announced that you were sending a team of investigators to Hawaii to to uncover the truth,” Colbert continued. “Who were these people that we never heard from again?”
Then a clip was played of Donald offering a hefty donation if Obama releases his college records, passport applications and records. “First of all, that’s a weird threat, ” Colbert said. “I remember this one like it’s yesterday because back then, I had a Super PAC full of secret campaign cash and I offered to donate $1 million to the charity of your choice, if you Donald Trump, would let me dip my (bleep) in your (bleep). I’m guessing that’s going to be bleeped by CBS,” Colbert added. But we can translate that for you. Colbert said, “Balls in your mouth.”
“Now for some reason, Donald, you did not take the deal. I’m going to guess that’s because your (bleep) was already full of Vladimir Putin’s (bleep),” he said.
Colbert said of Donald’s huge announcement that Obama is a U.S. citizen, “No, not period. Question mark, fuck you, exclamation point! We all saw you do it. Even the people who support you saw you do it. It’s why they support you!”
“By the way, now that you’ve admitted that the President was born here, a lot of people think you owe Obama a $5 million donation,” Colbert said. “He’s probably waiting on the check right now. You know, like most of your contractors.” Colbert then ripped into Donald Trump’s charitable donations.
“Now Mr. Trump, this is your chance to put your money where your mouth is,” he said.
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