Michelle Obama on “birther” controversy: “Barack has answered those questions … by going high when they go low” https://t.co/MkcQj7DIyV
— CNN (@CNN) September 16, 2016
On Friday, Michelle Obama made her thoughts known on Donald Trump’s half-minute speech, in which the Republican nominee tried to wipe away his years of Birtherism in one sentence. He didn’t apologize, he didn’t explain, and he didn’t backtrack. He simply declared what non-conspiracy theorists have realized all along — that President Obama was born in the U.S. — and claimed Hillary Clinton was responsible for Birtherism (which is not true).
While stumping for Clinton in Virginia, Michelle let everyone know exactly how she felt about “Those who question and continue to question — for the past eight years, up to this very day — whether my husband was even born in this country.” She paused in a silence that said even more than her words, but she continued. “Well, during his time in office, I think Barack has answered those questions with the example he set. By going high when they go low.”
Earlier in the morning, Obama paused briefly during an Asian trade discussion to address the ridiculousness of Trump’s Birtherism, which goes to show how encompassing this day’s theme has been. All of this fuss came down to a half-minute speech, which left the press feeling Rick-rolled with some reporters retaliating by destroying footage. Hell, even Mark Cuban gave Trump an offer he couldn’t refuse in response.