Donald Trump has quickly moved from mere curiosity over President Obama’s origins into full-blown, raving birtherism. “I brought it up just routinely,” he told the completely uncritical Fox and Friends hosts this morning, “and all of a sudden, a lot of facts are emerging, and I’m starting to wonder myself whether or not he was born in this country.” One of the “facts” that has emerged to Trump, because he apparently only just discovered this conspiracy that has been going on for at least three years, is that the birth announcements in Honolulu newspapers after Obama was born could be meaningless.
“That ad that was placed in the Houston [sic] paper, that was placed in the paper days after he was born. So he could have come into the country and they did it for social reasons, they put it in, they did it for whatever reason. There are a lot of reasons you could have put an ad in.”
Trump told Fox that “people now are calling me from all over saying, please don’t give up on this issue.” We couldn’t agree more. Keep at it, Donald. Don’t relent until every last shred of your credibility has been destroyed.