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Lewis Called Trump's Presidency Illegitimate, But So Did Trump About Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.18.2017 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

When Lewis had the temerity to call out Trump's presidency as not legitimate it seemed more than fitting to turn the table on the man who made his bones on calling another president not legitimate.

Trickle-Down Birtherism: Crowd Wants Birther Answers About Iranian-American Candidate

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― During a pro-gun rally in Olympia, Washington, Marty McClendon, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, began to explain why ...

Where Was Lester Holt And Other Things I Thought During The First Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, the first presidential debate is a done deal, and as always I like to quickly type out my own personal reactions before reading everyone else's, to give you an opinion uninfluenced by the herd mentality of the rest of the media.

Donald Trump Refuses To Apologize To Black Community For Birtherism: 'I Say Nothing'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump is not sorry for spending five years denying the legitimacy of America’s first black president, he said during Monday night’s preside...

The Many Conspiracy Theories Peddled By Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gained national political notoriety in 2011, when he began aggressively pushing the “birther” theory ...

Donald Trump Says He Gave Up Birtherism 'To Get On With The Campaign'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump said Wednesday he finally gave up pushing conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama’s birthplace because it was politically conv...

Donald Ducking The Press

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I write that headline, I have to wonder why we all haven't been using the neologistic verb "Donald ducking" by this point in the presidential race. After all, a large part of Donald Trump's campaign has been built on the foundation of him ducking questions and issues that he doesn't want to talk about.

Donald Trump Helped Spread Birtherism. Now He Can't Stop It.

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump, one of the loudest proponents of the conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the U.S., publicly abandoned the ide...

Trump Says Obama Born In America

Red State Update | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
Red State Update

Trump says Obama was born in America! Hillary's birther movement DEMOLISHED by Donald J. Trump! Trump up in polls! Is Donald Trump our next president?...

Where Was Donald Trump Born? He Even Lies About That.

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Trump's efforts to portray himself as an up-by-his-own-bootstraps entrepreneur is typical of the the self-made-man myth surrounding someone who was born on third base but refuses to acknowledge his birthplace.

There's A Reason Trump Can't Shake His Birther Past

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics

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Reince Priebus: 'Everyone Around' Hillary Clinton Promoted Birtherism

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus accused Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign of pushing the so-called birtherism consp...

Trump Super PAC Strategist Says There Is An 'Otherness' To Obama

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump super PAC strategist Alex Castellanos said Sunday that there is an “otherness” to President Barack Obama, adding fuel to the conspira...

Friday Talking Points -- Media Gets Played By Trump, Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The media got played by Donald Trump this morning, once again. Picture Charlie Brown lying flat on his back, wondering why he keeps falling for the old kick-the-football bit.

Birther Orly Taitz Is Okay With Donald Trump Dropping Birtherism To Win The Election

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics

Orly Taitz is one of the most famous birthers in the country, after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. So she paid attention to the news on...

Donald Trump Was Introduced By A Birther At His Event Rejecting Birtherism

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump finally conceded Friday that President Barack Obama was born in the United States ― righ...

Black Lawmakers Rip Donald Trump As A 'Disgusting Fraud'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s yearslong obsession with President Barack Obama’s birth is an insult to all African-Americans, top black lawmakers s...

Irony Alert: Trump Made His Birther About-Face On Constitution Day

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

When Donald Trump was finally forced to admit that President Barack Obama was indeed born in the USA, his pained concession came on a day honoring the...

CNN Anchors Have Finally Had It With Donald Trump's Lies

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump has benefitted from plenty of free and favorable media, particularly from CNN. But he may have finally pushed his luck too far. Trump ha...

Donald Trump Uses Latest Birther Media Stunt To Promote New Hotel

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump convinced the national press and cable news to cover an announcement about his racist birther conspiracy theory at his new...

Hillary Clinton Reminds Donald Trump She Didn't Start The Birther Movement

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was quick to respond when her Republican rival, Donald Trump, falsely accused her of starting the birt...

Birther Issue Reborn: Trump To Make Statement On Obama Birth

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump said he planned to address President Barack Obama’s citizenship on Friday, a day after he re...

Birther? What Birther? Rudy Giuliani Claims Trump's Not A Birther Anymore

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics

Rudy Giuliani announced that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump isn’t a birther anymore. “I confirm that,” the former mayor of New ...

Fox News Won't Stop Linking Hillary Clinton To Birther Claims

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics

There’s exactly zero evidence linking Hillary Clinton to the patently false “birther” claim that President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the Uni...

Hillary Clinton Reminds Voters Of Donald Trump's Past Birther Claims

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump once led a national campaign questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. And the anniversary of one of Trum...