Saturday, September 17, 2016

Trump turns back on Birther voters, and they let him get away with it.

So Trump is now convinced Obama was born in the U.S., less than two months away from the election. Seems oddly convenient. 

What's worse was Trump throwing 60 percent or more of his supporters under the bus, losers who stood behind the birther movement Trump spearheaded. 

There's a real chance Trump followers are so personally invested in their candidate that they're not about to question their own bad judgement, or that they were duped by the birther movement.
WaPo: A few hours after Donald Trump's announcement that he had renounced "birtherism," Andy Martin was pleased with how it went.

"He handled it as well as he could," said Martin, a lawyer, writer and frequent candidate who began asking questions about Barack Obama's birth certificate in 2004. "His supporters don't really care about the issue any more, but the Democrats — did you see the Congressional Black Caucus press conference today? The Democrats are losing their minds. This may be a case where Trump profits off the backlash."

Orly Taitz, a dentist and lawyer who long ago surpassed Martin as the face of birtherism, took a similar position on Trump's reversal.: "let Trump win the election. There are only 8 weeks left. Now is not the time to talk about Obama, he is not running for president, Clinton is."

Jerome Corsi, the author of "Where's the Birth Certificate?," gruffly told a radio interviewer that he was "not getting into it" and "not weighing in." But most Trump's defenders are on board for the new story line — that birtherism does not matter anymore, and that to the extent it does, it is Clinton's fault.

"Hillary was the first birther," Corsi insisted Friday.

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