Donald Trump was wise not to take the advice of some of his staff and political allies by apologizing to Barack Obama for questioning his eligibility for the presidency and, yes, even whether he was born in the U.S.
Trump was hardly the first “birther.” Neither was I. Nor was my colleague Jerome Corsi. And neither was Hillary Clinton.
That honor belongs to one person and one person alone – Barack Obama.
Obama went to extreme lengths to conceal his past. And, indeed, if he was born in the U.S. and was eligible to serve as president, he certainly did his best to create the mystery that led to the question being asked.
Years earlier, he billed himself as having been born in Kenya.
Maybe he thought it was a sexy way to sell books, get a foreign student scholarship, attract women – who knows?