Sunday, September 18, 2016
Even though Donald Trump finally admitted President Obama was born in the US his followers still want him and Hillary dead
From NBC News
So-called "'birthers" are OK with Donald Trump abandoning their cause, as long it helps him win the presidency — even if they still believe Obama was born in Kenya and don't necessarily agree with his claim that Hillary Clinton started their movement.
"President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period," Trump said Friday in Washington, D.C., reversing course on a five-year campaign to undercover proof that Obama was not really born in Hawaii. No evidence was revealed during the course of that time to back up his initial claim.
But in his 40-second statement, Trump replaced one conspiracy theory with another by claiming Clinton "started the birther controversy." That is simply not true, according to multiple independent fact checkers, who call the claim "ridiculous."
And now, even some leading birther activists tell NBC News that Clinton was not involved in their effort.
Trump didn't start the birther movement either, but he was by far its highest-profile spokesperson.
Also from NBC News
MIAMI — Donald Trump mixed policy with intimations of violence in Miami on Friday, reversing his position on re-engaging with Cuba and pushing for Hillary Clinton's security to disarm because of her proposed firearm reforms.
Trump represented Clinton's position on gun rights as wanting to "destroy your Second Amendment" and said that her bodyguards should no longer carry firearms in light of her policy stance, which includes expanded background checks for gun sales.
"She doesn't want guns, take their — let's see what happens to her," Trump said. "Take their guns away, okay? It'll be very dangerous."
Trump's comments were slammed by Clinton's campaign on Friday night:
"Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has a pattern of inciting people to violence. Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief," Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, wrote in a release.
"This kind of talk should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate, just like it should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate to peddle a conspiracy theory about the President of the United States for five years," Mook added.
"But we've seen again and again that no amount of failed resets can change who Donald Trump is. He is unfit to be President and it is time Republican leaders stand up to denounce this disturbing behavior in their nominee."
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded in a 2011 shooting attack that left six people dead, also denounced Trump's comments, and called Trump "reckless, irresponsible and unworthy of the office he seeks."
"We call on him to renounce these comments, apologize to Hillary Clinton, and acknowledge that once again he has gone dangerously too far," Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, said in a statement.
The Trump campaign hasn't yet respond to a request for comment.
Basically the birthers don't care because they hate blacks and women. If Obama was white this would never have been an issue.