Reporters and Trump opponents eagerly awaited Trump’s “major statement” on the “birther” controversy. He talked for about a minute.
Donald Trump stopped the presses with a tweet this morning announcing he would make a “major statement” in Washington, D.C. later in the day.
I am now going to the brand new Trump International, Hotel D.C. for a major statement.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2016
Reporters and pundits correctly predicted he would talk about the “birther” controversy, after an aide released a statement last night confirming Trump believes President Obama was born in the U.S. The so-called “birther” movement questioned the validity of Obama’s birthplace and then birth certificate.
But those same reporters and pundits were shocked when Trump made the event a showcase for veterans and for his hotel, before speaking for all of 45 seconds:
— POLITICO (@politico) September 16, 2016
Call it the political equivalent of a mic drop.
President Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961.
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