Starting in 2011 , Trump led the “birther” controversy against Obama, alleging that he was not born in the United States and thus ineligible to be president. “Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? There’s something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t like,” Trump said on “The View” on May 23, 2011. this websiteEven after the president released his birth certificate, Trump continued sowing the seeds of his conspiracy theory. “A lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate. Many people do not think it was authentic,” he said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in 2012. Trump eventually announced that he believed the president was born in the U.S, but implied otherwise when asked about it again a few months later. “I’ll answer that question at the right time. I just don’t talk about it anymore. The reason I don’t is because then everyone is going to be talking about it as opposed to jobs, the military, the vets, security,” he said in an interview with the Washington Post. Once Trump’s presidential campaign began in earnest, he continued lobbing insults at the president in interviews and on the campaign trail. Following the San Bernadino, California terrorist attacks in December, Trump railed against the president’s response to the incidents, implying something sinister was occurring. “We have a president who refuses to use the term [radical Islamic terrorism]. There is something going on with that,” Trump said Dec. 3, 2015 at a fundraiser for Republican Jewish activists in Washington, D.C.
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