The man who said he doesn't even ask God for forgiveness wasn't about to start apologizing today while admitting his career as a birther conspiracy theorist was a complete and utter lie.
After Trump's birther past was seemingly coming back to haunt him and could do some actual damage to the teflon Donald he decided to do a sorry, I'm not sorry presser today. After five years of trying to delegitimize the fist African-American president Trump finally saw the writing on the wall and folded like a deck chair. But he wasn't going to go out with class and dignity. That's not his style. He went out like apunk blaming everyone else and actually heaping praise upon himself!
At his newly opened luxury hotel in Washington Trump gave an abridged cliff notes version of the statement put out by his campaign spokesman late Thursday, falsely claiming Hillary Clinton "started the birther conspiracies" and that he "finished it,”...
"Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it. You know what I mean. President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again. Thank you, thank you very much."
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Sure Donald, after riding this birther bullshit con game for five years and milking it for all it was worth monetarily and then founding your campaign on it I guess all is forgiven with those words.
Then to make the admission even more worthless Trump had to start it of with the thoroughly disproven lie that Hillary Clinton and her campaign started the birther conspiracy theory. A falsehood debunked so often it beggars the imagination what made him think it was a prudent strategy to include such a blatant lie in his address. (Debunked HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE)
When Trump's admission looked at by the people who it means the most to, the African-American community, it will be viewed as an insult. There is no apology, there is no admission of wrongdoing and there is absolutely no sincerity. This will do little to quell their anger over the man who tried (and failed) to embarrass and humiliate President Obama.
I will hazard a guess that this will only tamp down the firestorm that would have engulfed Trump's campaign over the remaining few weeks of this campaign season if he hadn't made the admission.
As if wasn't obvious enough Politifact rated Trump's statement a "Full Flip Flop"
We here at The Godless Liberal rate it: A grotesque clown show in which a soulless grifter attempts to stifle the outrage at his racist con game before it burns down his whole pathetic career.