Factchecker: Christie's Claim About Trump's Birther Comments After 2011
Sep 20 2016 by Desiree Burns
Not until September 16, 2016 did Trump firmly say he believed Obama was born in the United States. They are ratcheting up advertising and dispatching their top supporters to Pennsylvania, from Bill Clinton to Joe Biden to last week's visit from President Barack Obama.
Two days after this interview, he tweets that Hillary Clinton started the birther movement. "I finished it. I finished it".
The celebrity TV star has questioned Obama's United States citizenship - a legal prerequisite for becoming president - since at least 2011.
Trump has already been shown to simply make things up as he goes along and is, indeed, the most unpredictable presidential contender ever. If, however, Trump wins, the Republican Party will be over. But he will take on Trump's remark that black voters have "nothing to lose" by supporting him.
The controversy reignited Thursday when Trump again demurred on Obama's citizenship, forcing his campaign into damage control.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Washington Convention center, in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, after receiving a Phoe.
"His campaign was founded on this outrageous lie" about Obama's birth, she said.
Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, released a two-page letter from his doctor Saturday vouching for his "excellent" health, summarizing his medical history and results of a July physical exam. Pence, 57, released the letter after Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, also provided some details of their medical history.
At the Florida event the bombastic billionaire suggested Clinton's Secret Service guards voluntarily disarm and "see what happens to her".
The Clinton campaign replied quickly in a statement to the real estate mogul's comments Friday night at a rally in Miami, where he said that the ex-secretary of state seeks to "destroy" the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which protects the right of Americans to possess and bear arms.
"I must tell you that just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in NY and nobody knows exactly what's going on", Trump said shortly after he left his plane at a rally in Colorado Springs on Saturday night.
She did not directly address Mr Trump's accusation that her 2008 campaign promoted the same theory, but her current campaign flatly rejected that claim. She doesn't want guns. "We can't let Barack Obama's legacy fall into the hands of someone who doesn't understand that, whose unsafe and divisive vision for our country will drag us backwards", she said. It'd be very risky. He told host Jake Tapper that Clinton's former campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, "recently admitted" it "was an issue that Mrs. Clinton also injected into her campaign in 2008 in a very quiet but direct way". He then told the crowd if they wanted to give Michelle Obama and him a good send-off, "don't just watch us walk off into the sunset, now".
President Barack Obama on Sunday praised Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her intellect, fortitude and "unerring" judgment and blasted "the other guy", Republican Donald Trump, on his NY home turf as unqualified to be president and uninterested in learning enough to make the hard decisions the job requires.