Hillary Clinton went there and linked the Republican Party to Donald Trump’s birtherism as the already reeling GOP was delivered a new devastating blow by the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Yesterday morning, just one day after the massacre, he went on TV and suggested that President Obama is on the side of the terrorists. Now, just think about this for a second. Even in a time of divided politics, this is way beyond anything that should be said by someone running for President of the United States. And I have to ask, will responsible Republican leaders stand up to their presumptive nominee, or will they stand by his accusation about our president? Now, I am sure they’d rather avoid that question altogether, but history will remember what we do in this moment.
What Donald Trump is saying is shameful. It is disrespectful to the people who were killed and wounded and their families. And it is yet more evidence that he is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be commander in chief.
Of course, he is the leader of the birther movement which spread the lie that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States. I guess he had to be reminded that Hawaii is part of the United States.
This is a man who claimed that a distinguished federal judge, born and raised in Indiana can’t do his job because of his “Mexican heritage.” I guess he has to be reminded that Indiana is in in the United States.
So maybe, we should be surprised. But it was one thing when he was a reality TV personality raising his arms and yelling you’re fired. It is another thing altogether when he is the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president.
Americans, we don’t need conspiracy theories and pathological self-congratulations. We leadership, concrete plans, and common sense.
The birthers remain wildly unpopular. The mere mention of birtherism strikes and image of crazed conspiracy theorists to the general electorate. Throughout her remarks, former Sec. Clinton was on a mission to join the Republican Party and Trump’s extremism at the hip.
Trump’s birtherism is the ten-ton mega bomb of the 2016 presidential campaign. In the Republican primary his history of racism towards President Obama was an asset, but in the general election, Trump’s birther history is going to cost him with voters in swing states all over the country.
Clinton is painting Republicans into a corner.
They will either have to run away from their nominee, or face a potentially crushing defeat in November. An already reeling Republican Party has been dealt a crippling body blow as Hillary Clinton has signaled that Trump’s birtherism is on the table.