The ridiculous "conclusion" to the Obama 'birther' racist crusade, promoted and perpetuated by one Mr./'Comrade' Donald Trump:
...All anyone -- who somehow cares at this point -- needs to know about the long-debunked conspiracy (slander) "retreat" are the boldface sentences in the "news story" excerpt, below. Off-site link to unaffiliated source. Emphases added.):
"...TRUMP: So we will have a big statement and I hope you are going to be watching.
BARTIROMO: I'm definitely going to be watching, but the bottom line is this: we know that Obama now, he was born in America, correct?
TRUMP: You watch my statement. We have to keep the suspense going. You my friends, you watch the statement. I think you'll be happy..."
Of course the whole "Hillary started it" aspect (ref. Trump's 9/16 'announcement') is both the main message (to be) promoted by Trump's "suspenseful" "big statement", and another debunked LIE. Off-site article link, new window opens: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/sep/23/donald-trump/hillary-clinton-obama-birther-fact-check/
Trump wins. Again: This promoted, fake, non-story -- at least for those who have understood the facts for years -- is now being reported by media all over the world. (Ref. links below.)
That was (and is) Trump's goal. He doesn't - and many of his supporters also don't - care about bothersome facts. It's all about the phony show (and its promotion), instead....E.g. (a/k/a 'Trump (fantasy) nirvana'):
(YT video link. No ownership/affiliation.)
Likely as per plan, today's "Trumped-up" birther-recant "story" is now being -- more-or-less -- dutifully reported upon everywhere (yes; even here). A few linked examples, from major news outlets:
Update/insert: There is this though↓. Good question...hope to hear a real answer (not holding my breath...(No affiliation with the author.)):
Sent this to @realDonaldTrump spox, to ask how he will fulfill promise to give $5M if assured Pres. Obama born in US pic.twitter.com/Uc751PeGrl— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) September 16, 2016
(Continuing:) ...Even President Obama got "roped-into" commenting on the 'birther-recant' charade... but his answer was appropriately on-target. Unaffiliated source story of excerpt below is linked. )
"“Well, I’m not that shocked actually. It’s fairly typical. We got other things to attend to,” Obama said. “I was pretty confident about where I was born. I think most people were as well. My hope would be the presidential elect, election reflects more serious issues than that.”"
Suggestion: If any somehow can't see it developing:...(One way or another,) Trump is likely (at times, as best he can...) "pivoting" (as some say), to try and broaden his appeal.
Exaggeration: It's not totally dissimilar to what occurs in a favorite Trump entertainment source; the fake-rasslin' WWE. ....You know; when a "heavy" -- i.e., a vivid (scripted) "bad guy" suddenly turns "good". (Base, acted-out violence portrayed below.):
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