On Friday, Donald Trump tried to erase his participation in the Birther conspiracy theory about President Obama. In doing so, he used one sentence to assert his current belief that Obama was born in the U.S. The Donald devoted less than 30 seconds to resolve the situation, and as he has constantly done this election cycle, he passed the blame to Hillary Clinton.
While in the process of declaring he has officially ended Birtherism, Trump supported the claim that Clinton initially brought up the birther claims in 2008, but that has been proven to be false. Still, Trump said of the moment, “I finished it.” After this tiny speech, Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook released a statement on Trump’s remarks:
“Trump’s actions today were disgraceful. After five years of pushing a racist conspiracy theory into the mainstream, it was appalling to watch Trump appoint himself the judge of whether the President of the United States is American. This sickening display shows more than ever why Donald Trump is totally unfit to be president.”