Donald Trump is dodging reporters after he refused to answer twice when asked if he is going to apologize to President Obama for his birther attacks.
Trump was asked twice by ABC’s Tom Llamas if he will apologize to President Obama:
— Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) September 16, 2016
The Republican nominee dodged the question both times.
The idea that Trump should apologize to Obama came from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton who said, “Trump, again refused to say with his own words that the president was born in the United States. Now Donald’s advisors had the temerity to say he’s doing the country a “service” by pushing these lies. No, he isn’t. He is feeding into the worst impulses, the bigotry and bias that lurks in our country. Barack Obama was born in America, plain and simple. And Donald Trump owes him and the American people an apology.”
It seems like it was just three days ago when polls were being released showing the presidential race tightening, Democrats were worried, and the media was saying that Trump could actually win this thing.
Donald Trump has put an end to all of that by being Donald Trump. Trump attacked an African-American pastor in Flint, Michigan after she wouldn’t let him use her pulpit for political attacks. He got cocky when new polls showed him gaining ground, and refused to say whether or not President Obama an American citizen, and then he tried to play the media by promising to hold a press conference and then refusing to take questions.
Trump single-handedly turned what could have been a week of good news for his campaign into more voter alienating behavior simply by being himself.
The birther issue is not going away. It will almost certainly come up at the first presidential debate in two weeks, and Donald Trump is back to stumbling through the presidential campaign.