Friday, September 16, 2016
Why Donald Trump Has Just Destroyed His Own Campaign
In my last post I predicted that Donald Trump's so-called birther campaign would do him enormous damage.
By finally exposing him as a dirty old crackpot.
But now I'm sure it will destroy him.
For while he has finally admitted his slanderous racist campaign was just a Big Lie.
Donald J. Trump publicly retreated from his “birther” campaign on Friday, tersely acknowledging that President Obama was born in the United States and saying that he wanted to move on from the conspiracy theory that he has been clinging to for years.
He hasn't apologized, and he has compounded one Big Lie with another.
Mr. Trump made no apology for and took no questions about what had amounted to a five-year-long smear of the nation’s first black president. Instead, he claimed, falsely, that questions about Mr. Obama’s citizenship were initially stirred by the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, in her unsuccessful primary contest with Mr. Obama in 2008.
And by so doing has ensured that the birther issue won't go away.
The media won't let it die.
There is no record that Clinton herself or anyone within her campaign ever advanced the charge that Obama was not born in the United States. A review by our fellow fact-checkers at Factcheck.org reported that no journalist who investigated this ever found a connection to anyone in the Clinton organization.
They will use it like a weapon against him until the day of the election.
And needless to say so will Hillary Clinton.
The truth cannot be denied. Donald Trump has revealed himself to be a crackpot, a coward, and a liar.
And he has mortally wounded himself.
For now he's not just running against Hillary Clinton, he's also running against Obama...
Who as I pointed out yesterday is more popular now than the day he was re-elected.
And against the great Obama that dirty old man doesn't stand a chance.
We finally have him where we want him.
And we are going to destroy him...