Donald Trump’s Takeover of the Republican Party Is Complete (Mother Jones plays the race card)

Skip to comments.Donald Trump’s Takeover of the Republican Party Is Complete (Mother Jones plays the race card)Mother Jones ^ | 09/19/2016 | PEMA LEVYPosted on 9/19/2016, 7:59:06 PM by E. Pluribus UnumEric Thayer/Reuters via ZUMA Press On Sunday, the Republican Party establishment officially endorsed Donald Trump’s false narrative about the birther conspiracy.For five years, Trump has pushed the discredited theory that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Even after the White House released Obama’s birth certificate in 2011, Trump continued to fan the flames of this conspiracy. He refused to admit that he was wrong until last Friday, when his role in the birther movement became an issue in the presidential election. Then, rather than admit he was wrong, Trump falsely blamed Hillary Clinton for starting the rumor that Obama was not born in the United States and said he had done a service to the country by forcing Obama to release his birth certificate, resolving the question of Obama’s citizenship (which, of course, was never actually in question).On Sunday, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, approved this account of the birther movement and Trump’s role in it. “It was an issue that he was interested in,” Priebus said in an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation. “It was an issue that I believe and I think the preponderance of the evidence shows Hillary Clinton started it. And after getting this issue resolved, he proclaimed on Friday that he believes that the president was born in America, just like I have as chairman of the Republican Party.”(Excerpt) Read more at motherjones.com …

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