Trump Is Still Peddling His Noxious Birther Lie in Private: Report
According to a New York Times report, President Donald Trump has recently been heard repeating his “birther” claim about whether or not former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate was real.
“In recent months, [sources] say, Mr. Trump has used closed-door conversations to question the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate,” the Times’Tuesday night report reads. “He has also repeatedly claimed that he lost the popular vote last year because of widespread voter fraud, according to advisers and lawmakers.”
A senator who spoke on condition of anonymity chuckled as they told the Times about being privy to those recent conversations where “the president revived his doubts” about how authentic Obama’s birth certificate is.
The report also made note of Trump’s recent claims that the “Access: Hollywood” tape where he was heard bragging about grabbing women “by the p*ssy” might be a fake — despite apologizing for it and calling it “locker room talk” last year when the tape was first released. Those close to Trump told The Washington Post that he has taken to bragging that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his possible collusion with the Russian government will be ending by the close of the year.
“He creates his own reality and lives in his own reality and tries to bend reality around himself and his own deep narcissistic needs,” Peter Wehner, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, told the Post.