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Donald Trump Accepts Barack Obama Was Born in U.S.

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6 Responses to “Finally! Now I can vote for Trump.”

  1. Greg Says:

    Nope. By those tongue in cheek standards, you’ll still be left voting for Trump’s head of the SS and his Minister of Propaganda, the lovely and talented Kellyanne. The Donald himself never met a position he couldn’t back away from, and then re-embrace, but this has not as yet come out of his own frightening mouth.

  2. MikeM Says:

    All of which presumably started with a simple case of biography enhancement gone wrong. Obama’s literary agent was likely repeating the story du jour which had worked to Obama’s advantage up to that point when they published his capsule biography:

    “Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University…”

    It was good enough to land him a $100,000 book advance fresh out of Harvard law school, and may have helped get him in there in the first place. And who’s to say Elizabeth Warren’s minor fib on Native American ancestry didn’t help her faculty appointment to the same institution a few years later?

    Problem is, once it’s out there, it’s hard to erase. Lesson for young students and faculty: Don’t enhance your story. Who knows, you might run for president someday.

  3. Derek Says:

    Actually there is zero evidence that Obama did any such thing and all kinds of evidence that this was a snafu by an editorial assistant. Why, rather than speculate you could even fire up the old Google machine and see for yourself:

    Via Snopes:

    “Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio; she is now a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of its current clients.”

    “‘You’re undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me — an agency assistant at the time,’ Goderich wrote. ‘There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more’.”

    Seriously — ten second Google search, people.

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Thanks, Derek.

  5. MikeM Says:

    “fact checking error”. haha. Sounds better than resume embellishment.

  6. Derek Says:

    Well yes, MikeM, inasmuch as Obama never did the “embellishment” you keep prattling on about. Please show one instance where Obama said or wrote that he was born in Kenya.

    I get it — you’ve invested yourself in your groundless speculation, which is why you “ha ha” without comprehending what you’re ha-ha-ing. But you’ve been countered with actual facts that you aren’t, sadly, authoritative enough to “ha ha” past without some actual evidence.

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