In a way, trump’s press conference and statement that the president was born in America was even more offensive than his ridiculous birther campaign to say that he wasn’t.
He was forced to do so after letting his true colors show to the Washington Post , which left his handlers scrambling to play clean up.
What he did not do was apologize, and he had the audacity to blame his years of race baiting and dog whistle messages —sent to his David Duke like friends— on his general election opponent.
He carried it on for years, and he tweeted about it, and he talked about it to anyone who would listen or read. So now, sadly, this disgusting episode in American life— which was a sordid attempt to delegitimize the first African American president in the history of this country— falls squarely in the lap of Herr trump.
Today, with the rest of the country looking on, he was forced to pivot, and to declare to all the world that the president was in fact born in this country. He crusaded for seven years as the leader of the birther movement, and he took two minutes to tell us to just let it go, and in doing so, told another big lie.
Watching that spectacle that was supposed to be a press conference (just trump promoting his new hotel) you got to see trump’s arrogance on full display.
He did not have the decency to apologize to the president for being the leader of this reprehensible and racist movement over the years, and he quickly got through his proof of life type delivery as if his handlers were holding a gun to his head.
To black folks this entire birther sham was personal. I say shame on him. And shame on every American who supports him as well.
*Pic from mediamatters.org.