Colbert Hammers Trump for Birther Lies

Colbert Hammers Trump for Birther Lies

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This past Friday, Donald Trump finally brought himself to say the words, President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.Thats whats called a firm grasp of the obvious, Stephen Colbert declared on Monday nights Late Show. Next I assume hes going to announce that water is wet, that bears poop in the woods and that Donald Trump is not qualified to be president.Instead, Trump went on to claim that Hillary Clinton started the birther controversy in 2008 and that he finished it in 2011 when Obama released his long-form birth certificate, all of which has been proved demonstrably false.As Colbert explained to his audience, even after Obama released the long-form certificate, Trump called it a forgery and announced that he was sending a team of investigators to Hawaii to uncover the truth. Since weve never heard from them since, Colbert could only assume they consisted of a fat captain, his first mate, a movie star and the rest.You dont get to flog this issue for five years and then act like youre correcting everybody else! Colbert exclaimed, getting more heated than usual. Were not crazy, we were there. We all saw you do it. Even the people who support you saw you do it, its why they support you!As for the $5 million dollar donation Trump once promised Obama if he could definitively prove his citizenship, the host added, Hes probably waiting on that check right now, you know, like most of your contractors.

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