Tim Kaine explains why Donald Trump’s birtherism was ‘painful’ (they keep beating that dead horse!)
The Washington Compost ^ | 09/18/2016 | Callum Borchers
Posted on 9/18/2016, 5:03:27 PM by E. Pluribus Unum
The Hillary Clinton campaign on Sunday continued to hit Donald Trump for his recently renounced birtherism, with Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine suggesting that a conspiracy theory about President Obama is too “painful” to be erased in a single statement.
From 2011 until Friday, Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, promoted the idea that Obama was not born in the United States and was not eligible to be president. Although he has often said during the 2016 campaign that he prefers not to talk about Obama’s place of birth anymore, Trump did not say until Friday that he thinks the president is U.S.-born.
“President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period,” Trump said at a news conference in Washington. He did not apologize for his rumor-mongering, which had continued even after Obama released his birth certificate in 2011.
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