Liberals really have to feel like idiots after this one.
I’m sure we all remember that as birther conspiracies swirled surrounding Barack Obama during his candidacy back in 2008 and yearly years of his Presidency, Donald Trump was among those demanding to see his birth certificate. Obama eventually released it, the birther movement died out, and Trump admitted that he was wrong. So you’d think that would be the end of it, no?
Of course not. Hillary Clinton brought this up as a line of attack yesterday. “For five years, he has led the birther movement to delegitimize our first black president. His campaign was founded on this outrageous lie. There is no erasing it in history.” she stated. Do you remember when Trump was the “leader” of the birther movement? Me neither. In fact, many of Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff wanted to push similar birther conspiracies when it was her running against Barack Obama in the Democrat primary in 2008.
Donald Trump advertised that he would hold a press conference this morning to address these claims. But rather than address the faux-controversy, he used the opportunity to advertise his campaign free of charge. The media got duped.
As BizPacReview reported:
What the liberal media got instead was an hour of Trump endorsements from retired military brass, including generals and admirals and a gold star wife. The cable news channels covered it from start to finish.
Immediately after the event, the anchors at CNN were seething and yelled over each other to deride Trump for tricking them, even though Trump did admit he believes the president was born in America.
CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “a political rick-roll.”
John King lamented “we (the media) got played by the Trump campaign.”
It was just as volatile on social media and even Hillary Clinton got in on the whining.
What Trump just did is a disgrace.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016
18 months into this cable networks are still letting Trump hijack them for free airtime — ad time — by promising a “major announcement’
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) September 16, 2016
Trump’s campaign hyped up change on birther issue. And now that TV networks carrying it live, we’ve had 20 mins of veterans endorsing Trump
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) September 16, 2016
The entire media is against him – and he’s still able to screw with them. Hilarious.
Not long-after, the Fraternal Order of Police (the nation’s largest police union) endorsed Trump for the Presidency. It’s a good day to be Donald Trump – and a bad day to be someone in the media.
What do you think about Trump’s stunt? The media is outraged – but it’s made me even MORE likely to vote Trump.