Donald Trump Friday acknowledged that President Obama was born in the United States, removing in one fell swoop a distraction and a Democratic talking point that was being used to suggest he is racist.
“President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period,” Trump said at a campaign event.
How it is that saying Obama was born in Kenya is racist I cannot fathom, other than that saying anything controversial, absurd, or even negative about Obama must be racist.
I think Trump may have believed Obama was born in Kenya. More likely, he thought it was possible, knew it might well not be true, and used the issue to get attention for himself.
Trump’s full statement today:
Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the Birther controversy. I finished it . .. President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now we all want to get back to making American strong and great again.