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Rachel Maddow Laments Ongoing Birtherism 'Clap Trap:' VIDEO


Despite the release last year of the president's long-form birth certificate and all evidence to the contrary, some conservatives are still suggesting that Barack Obama was born outside of the United States. And one of the main characters fueling the rumors is of course Donald Trump, a Mitt Romney surrogate.

AFTER THE JUMP, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow argues that Romney's eerie silence on the matter is a way for him to tacitly and effectively help birthers like Trump smear the commander-in-chief.

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  1. Trump needs to prove his hair was made in America.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 31, 2012 9:31:51 AM

  2. Jack M. Nice 3 pointer.

    Posted by: Rocco Falco | May 31, 2012 9:42:31 AM

  3. I'm pretty sure that Trump doesn't really believe all the birther derp. It's just another way for him to add 30 seconds to his 15 minutes clock. Just like his supposed "attempt" at running for president - it made Sarah Palin rich and famous, so it was only natural for Trump to pull that con too.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | May 31, 2012 10:34:48 AM

  4. pandering to birthers means two things:

    1. you have no power with those who have brains, so you choose to pander to the absolute dumbest people in america.

    2. you're a racist, as you feel no problem with playing up to and fanning the beliefs of america's racist bigots, which are the only people still insisting that Obama wasn't born in the USA.

    so congrats, Trump. if he were an actor this would be the equivalent of starring in a direct-to-DVD horror film about a Giant Octopus attacking a Giant Shark Dinosaur Crab.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 31, 2012 12:16:11 PM

  5. @FuryOfFirestorm: yes, his publicity machine is on...one of his beauty pageants (Miss USA) is broadcast on June 3rd. Are we really surprised he's going on about something to draw attention to whatever he has to promote at that moment?

    Posted by: BOB | May 31, 2012 12:50:04 PM

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