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Donald Trump goes ‘birther’ on The View

P.T. Barnum is often credited with saying, "There's a sucker born every minute." And now we have Donald Trump out to prove it within the Republican Party by flashing his birther credentials again. He did it last week in an interview with ABC News. He was back at it yesterday with the ladies of The View. Quite frankly, I don't know which was more shocking, Trump’s continued haranguing on this long-debunked conspiracy theory or the applause that erupted from more than a few in the audience.

“If you go back to my first grade, my kindergarten, people remember me,” Trump declared.

Of course people remember him. Everyone always remembers the obnoxious, know-it-all kid loudly hungering for, demanding and getting  attention.

But then Trump made this declaration: "If you're going to be president of the United States, it says very profoundly you have to be born in this country."

Good grief, people. For the umpteenth time, take a gander below at the Certificate of Live Birth.

If you still believe that President Obama was not born in the United States then you have proven Barnum and Trump right.

Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.


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