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7 of Donald Trump’s Own Tweets and Comments Prove He Is Trying to Rewrite His Nasty Birther History

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Trump in February 2015: ‘I Don’t Know Where He Was Born. I Would Like to See His College Records, I Think That’s Important.’

Donald Trump’s campaign late Thursday night released a statement saying the GOP nominee not only “believes that President Obama was born in the United States,” but that Trump is the one who deserves credit for “bringing closure to the issue.”

Just for the record, Trump is one of the main advocates for birtherism, the racist lie that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen and was not born in America. Behind it? The deeply-rooted desire to “prove” Obama isn’t “one of us,” he’s an “other,” and illegitimate. 

If the Trump campaign statement were not stunning enough, it continued with this:

“In 2011, Mr. Trump was finally able to bring this ugly incident to its conclusion by successfully compelling President Obama to release his birth certificate.”

So Trump is trying to re-write his own ugly, nasty, racist birther history.

Why?

One campaign spokesman Thursday night said Trump was unaware how deeply the African American community was hurt by Trump’s birther statements. So he’s doing this to try to win more African American votes – or stir up more racist agitation.

Already, pundits like Bill Kristol and Don Lemon have said Trump will get credit, or deserves credit, for putting the birther issue behind him.

Hopefully they’re wrong.

Why?

Because Trump’s campaign statement is an outright fabrication. A lie.

Trump not only did not bring the birther issue to a conclusion in 2011, as recently as last year he continued to make public statements saying he doesn’t know where Barack Obama was born. 

Here’s a collection of comments, including a wide variety of tweets, all from Donald Trump, all proving he either was lying when he claimed President Obama’s place of birth was unknown, or he’s lying now claiming he believes Obama was born in America. 

August 2012:

September 2013:

October 2013:

December 2013:

September 2014:

February 2015:

“Hey look,” Trump told Sean Hannity at CPAC, President Obama “wrote a book when he was a young man and it said ‘born in Kenya,’ blah blah blah. I don’t know where he was born. I would like to see his college records, I think that’s important.

“As far as the birth certificate, Hillary Clinton wanted his birth certificate. Hillary is a birther. She wanted it but she wasn’t able to get it. John McCain fought really hard and really viciously to get his birth certificate. John McCain failed. Couldn’t get it. Trump comes along – and I’m not a sitting senator, I’m not a sitting anything else, I’m a good businessman – but Trump comes along and I said, ‘Birth certificate.’ He gave a birth certificate.

“Whether or not that was a real certificate, because a lot of people question it, I certainly question it—but Hillary Clinton wanted it, McCain wanted it, and I wanted it. He didn’t do it for them, he did it for me. So in one sense I’m proud of it. Now all we have to do is find out whether or not it’s real.”

There is more, this is just a quick first look.

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Georgia Republicans Push Bill Banning All Government Mandates of ‘Any Vaccination’ Including in Public Schools

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Georgia Senate Republicans are pushing a bill that would end any requirements for any vaccinations by any state or local government agency or office in the Peach State, including vaccines for children entering public school.

The bill also bans any government agency from requiring private companies or entities from requiring any proof of any vaccination.

The bill, SB 345, was filed on January 14 with five original co-sponsors. It now has 17, including state Senator Jeff Mullis, whose campaign website prominently features photos of him with former Vice President Mike Pence, and former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr.

“No agency shall require proof of any vaccination of any person as a condition of providing any service or access to any facility, issuing any license, permit, or other type of authorization, or performing any duty of such agency,” the bill’s text reads in part.

Georgia State Law law professor Anthony Michael Kreis posted Georgia’s school vaccine requirements, suggesting those would be optional were the bill to become law.

The CDC recommends a list of about 17 different vaccines children should have before entering school. The list includes inoculations against diseases, often deadly, including Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, Diphtheria, tetanus, & acellular pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Pneumococcal conjugate, Inactivated poliovirus, Influenza, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Varicella, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, diphtheria, & acellular pertussis, Human papillomavirus, Meningococcal, Meningococcal B, and Pneumococcal polysaccharide.

 

 

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Watch: Hot Mic Catches Biden Blowing Off Steam With Profane Remark Directed Towards Fox News’ Peter Doocy

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It was not a good day for Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy. First, Press Secretary Jen Psaki was clearly irked by his line of questioning as he tried to make news by framing a rise in crime as something the Biden administration has ignored, despite Fox News promoting Second Amendment “activists” and doing its best to oppose efforts to reduce poverty and efforts to counter societal ills.

Later, after the close of President Biden’s Competitiveness Council meeting, reporters continued to shout questions at the President. Among them Peter Doocy, who carelessly asked the President if rising inflation was a “liability” for the midterm elections.

“It’s a great asset – more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch,” President Biden appeared to say sarcastically.

Watch:

 

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Democratic Congressman Says Tucker Carlson’s Viewers ‘Upset We’re Not Siding With Russia’

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As tensions heat up between the United States and Russia over Vladimir Putin’s unlawful attacks on Ukraine one Democratic Congressman says he’s getting calls from Fox News viewers who think the U.S. should side with Russia.

“My office is now getting calls from folks who say they watch Tucker Carlson and are upset that we’re not siding with Russia in its threats to invade Ukraine, and who want me to support Russia’s ‘reasonable’ positions,” writes Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ).

For nearly three years during the Obama administration, Malinowski served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He now sits on the House’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Homeland Security, and Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism.

For years Tucker Carlson has been advancing Russian propaganda, as he did here in November of 2019, only to be forced to walk back his comments later that same evening.

U.S. Naval War College professor Tom Nichols weighed in on Rep. Malinowski’s remarks, observing “Republicans are the Russia Party now.”

“For years,” adds political commentator Jared Yates Sexton, “the American Right has been drawing together with Putinist illiberalism’s antidemocratic, Christian theocratic, white supremacist construction. The divide we have in this country breaks down along these lines. None of this is a surprise or accidental.”

“We’ve been trying to tell you for years now this was happening. The Republican Party and its growing authoritarianism sides with Putin, Orbán, and illiberalism everywhere,” he continues. “It’s an international movement and this Ukraine situation only makes that more clear.”

Propaganda and political warfare historian  and former NATO civilian official Mark R. Jacobson adds: “This is exactly how Russian disinformation/subversion works – they put out a talking point to advance their foreign policy goals & a set of perfidious pundits parrot the point.”

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