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Buster Gammons

Friday, September 16, 2016

Trump: "Please Ignore My Five Years Of Promoting A Wacko Conspiracy Theory."

After five or six years of pounding the birther drum by repeatedly saying, tweeting, suggesting, and implying that President Barack Obama was not born in the USA, today Donald Trump announced that he, The Donald, was finally ready to decree that Obama was in fact an American citizen born in this country.  "Barack Obama was born in America, period."

Well, no shit, Sherlock!

This was a cheap, shabby, little quickie of a press conference at a new Trump hotel.  The media sheep were giddy in anticipation.  It was designed for one thing:  to give Trump an out, to get him on record saying Obama was born in the U.S., in hopes that now all those unfair and rigged debate moderators won't ask him about it so much.  "You can't ask me that, Lester!  I've said many times -- OK, once -- that Obama was born in the U.S.  So you can't ask me that!"

Screw him, Lester!  Ask him anyway.  Ask him again and again.

After almost single-handedly keeping the birther nonsense alive for all these years, Trump capped his snake oil pitch by claiming that it was actually Hillary Clinton who first brought it up in 2008!  Which is a complete and total lie, but when has Trump ever felt constrained about lying?

He ended with a classic school-yard bully's taunt:  "She started it, but I finished it!"

What adult talks like that?

Donald Trump is an obvious fraud, a carnival barker.  If you vote for him you're a fool, a sucker.

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