Donald Trump Retreats From Obama ‘Birther’ Theory

Donald Trump, doing what comes most natural, lying about his years of spreading racist conspiracy theories about President Obama:

In his news conference Friday, Mr. Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of having first raised questions about Mr. Obama’s birthplace during the 2008 Democratic primary.

“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy,” Mr. Trump said. “I finished it.”

Mr. Trump’s assertion was false. During the 2008 Democratic contest, Mrs. Clinton’s senior strategist at one point pondered, in an internal memo that was later leaked, the ways in which Mr. Obama’s personal background differed from many Americans’. But neither Mrs. Clinton nor her campaign ever publicly questioned Mr. Obama’s citizenship or birthplace, in Hawaii.

Donald Trump lies about absolutely everything, all the time. You can’t just walk away from literally years of spreading this garbage.