With today's Trump Hotel opening ceremony...er, sorry...event honoring veterans...no, scratch that...very brief admission that President Obama was in fact born in the United States, Donald's "good week" has come crashing down...and reduced to tiny shards.
For the next several days (at minimum), Trump's racist, ridiculous, long-running and transparently false conspiracy theory about our nation's first black president will dominate the headlines. And if he was hoping the media would save him with a "both sides" angle regarding his lie that Clinton herself started the birther movement, he's got to be sorely disappointed.
The press simply isn't having it. In fact, many of them are outright pissed over today's display. We may have finally reached a true turning point, folks.
Ashleigh Banfield on CNN is completely fed up with Trump's "birther crap" 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/4AvcEckaAb— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) September 16, 2016
I actually think this might have been the final straw for many in the media - they're tired of being played for fools by Trump.— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 16, 2016
Dana Bash on CNN: “As John [King] said, Trump played us…This will only keep this discussion going.” Yes, b/c they finally woke up, are mad.— Mike Signorile (@MSignorile) September 16, 2016
WATCH: @JakeTapper calls Trump event a “political Rickroll” after Trump finally admits POTUS was born in the US https://t.co/pXfYY3qxAt— Stephanie Elam (@StephanieElam) September 16, 2016
Trump did nothing to put the issue to rest or to keep this from coming up in debate. And as he showed when pushed by WaPo, he struggles 1/— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 16, 2016
2/ when asked about this issue without the strictest of briefings and controls. No apology from Trump today, just quick walk-off statement.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 16, 2016
Meanwhile, simultaneously...Hillary is rebounding with renewed health and a positive message for the future.A source says Trump broadcast pool just erased tape of his tour of the hotel in protest of bait-and-switch w no editorial access.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 16, 2016
But don't think for a second that she's going to let Donald off the hook for this outrage. She's just getting started.
What Trump just did is a disgrace.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016
As the first debate is a little over a week away, it's clear that Trump's final "good week" of the campaign is officially over. Now let's finish him and end this thing with a crushing landslide.President Obama’s successor cannot and will not be the man who led the racist birther movement. Period.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016
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