Flake extends his attacks on Trump and the GOP — all the way back to the dawn of birtherism
WaPo ^ | August 6, 2017 | Avi Selk
Posted on 8/7/2017, 1:18:39 PM by Seizethecarp
But Sunday, as he promoted his book on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Flake took his assault on Trumpism back years further — all the way to the pre-dawn of Trump’s political rise, to “when the birtherism thing was going on,” as Flake put it to host Chuck Todd.
“Some people did stand up, but not enough,” the senator said. “That was particularly ugly.”
“Did you do enough?” Todd asked.
Flake smiled. “On that, I think I did.”
Flake was a congressman in 2011, when Trump flirted with a presidential run against President Barack Obama.
The current president did so “spouting all sorts of Four-Pinocchio innuendo that had long ago been debunked,” as The Washington Post wrote at the time.
Trump wrote a letter to the editor in the New York Times, for example, advancing a host of bogus evidence against Obama’s birth in the United States and, thus, his legitimacy to occupy the White House.
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