birtherism

A Psychologist Explains Why This Trait Is the Strongest Predictor of the 'Conspiratorial Disposition' - And Whether Trump Has It

Here’s a theory: President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Here’s another: Climate change is a hoax. Here’s one more: The “deep state” spied on Donald Trump’s campaign, and is now trying to destroy his presidency.

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Trump - A Birther - Is Telling Confidantes He Believes There’s a Democrat-Led ‘Conspiracy’ to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation

Donald Trump has been telling aides he thinks the recent accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is part of a Democrat-led “conspiracy” to derail his nomination, the Daily Beast reports.

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CNN's Jake Tapper Rips 'Nation's Most Prominent Birther' After Sarah Sanders Whines About 'Baseless' Trump-Russia Accusations

CNN's Jake Tapper on Monday recalled Donald Trump’s years-long attack on former president Barack Obama after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders complained that former Obama officials are “making baseless accusations” about the president and Russia.

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The One Question Anti-Abortion Zealots Can't Answer No Matter How Hard They Try

Patrick S. Tomlinson is a writer. He’s best known for writing science fiction. He’s also active on social media platforms like Twitter. A couple of days ago, Tomlinson decided to do the world a public service by explaining a thought experiment he uses with anti-choice, evangelical types. It’s one of those things that can make your tiny brain explode if you live in the tiny, “economically anxious” world of forced birtherism.

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Trump Organization Quietly Removes Birtherism Boast from His Corporate Bio

When it came to promoting the racist birther conspiracy that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, there was no louder voice than Donald Trump. He was obsessed with the racist notion that Barack Obama wasn’t ‘one of us.’ He spent hours talking about it on cable news, tweeting about it. In 2012, he even offered up $5 million for President Obama's personal records:

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Donald Trump Favorite Joe Arpaio Has One Last Crazed Birther Conspiracy Theory Before He Scuttles Away

After nearly 24 years as Maricopa County Sheriff, the right-wing Arizona lawman known for forcing inmates into pink underwear and desert tents, lost his bid for re-election, even as Donald Trump won the presidency. Now, as the birther-in-chief prepares to succeed the nation’s first African-American president, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is leaving office with one final public appeal to press the case Barack Obama was born outside of the United States.

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The Dark Conspiracy Theories That Consume the Mind of Donald Trump

If there was ever any doubt that conspiracy theories course through the dark, troubled mind of Donald Trump, his tweets in the weeks since he won the election should dispel that notion. Hot and bothered by the inconvenient fact that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by more than 2 million votes (and counting) and that he is president due only to the questionable decision by James Madison to deny direct voter election of our presidents and instead delegate that task to an Electoral College, the birther-in-chief-elect took to his preferred social media platform. On November 27, Trump tweeted, “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

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The Right’s Sean Hannity Problem: Conservatives Loved the Fox News Host Until He Became Trump’s Hatchet Man

It’s amusing to see portions of the conservative world recoil in horror at the behavior of Sean Hannity. The mega-popular Fox News host, one of the biggest stars of the right-wing media, has been absorbing sustained criticism from certain pundits and radio hosts for his overt and unseemly activism on behalf of Republican nominee Donald Trump. Hannity’s critics view Trump (correctly) as a threat to Republican politics, the health of the conservative movement and the country itself, and for Hannity to devote his energies and influence to electing him is, in their view, beyond the pale.

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Colbert Shreds Birther-Obsessed Trump

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert reminded everyone Monday night that Donald Trump's admitting Obama was born in the U.S. is "what’s called a firm grasp of the obvious,” Colbert said, mocking Trump’s declaration. “Next I assume he’s going to announce that water is wet, that bears poop in the woods, and that Donald Trump is not qualified to be president.”

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Thanks to Trump, the Presidential Campaign Has Descended Into Madness

My friends, we have fallen down the rabbit hole. This presidential campaign has completely departed from ordinary reality, into a place where there's no such thing as truth and accountability is a joke—at least for some. I wish I could tell you with confidence that it all will work out in the end, that the electorate will be wise and thoughtful, that we'll only shake our heads and chuckle when we think back on 2016. But I'm no longer so sure.  

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