Skip Nav
Female Wildland Firefighter Bailey McDade Interview
A Day in the Life of a Female Wildland Firefighter
Michelle Obama Salt Lake City Speech 2017
Michelle Obama Just Perfectly Summed Up the Hypocrisy of the GOP
History of Drag and Drag Queen Culture
Sashay Through the History of Drag Queen Culture

Donald Trump, Roy Moore Birther Conspiracy Comments 2017

Yes, Donald Trump Is Still Obsessed With Barack Obama's Birth Certificate

Donald Trump infamously spearheaded the birther conspiracy theory up until the very end of his presidential campaign. After years of claiming Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States, Trump was forced to admit that Obama is in fact a natural-born citizen. The admission made it seem as though the preposterous attacks on Obama's citizenship would finally stop. As it turns out, Trump still has his doubts.

In a story about the president's recent denial of the leaked Access Hollywood tape, The New York Times spoke with several advisers who said Trump still privately questions the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate. A senator — who asked not to be named — confirmed these claims and said Trump has had a hard time letting go of the conspiracy theory.

The president has recently received backlash for defending Senate candidate Roy Moore, accused of several instances of sexual misconduct with young women. Unsurprisingly, Moore is also a committed participant of the birther movement and has been since Obama's election. As recently as December 2016, Moore said he still doesn't believe Obama is a natural-born citizen. "My opinion is, there is a big question about that," he said. "My personal belief is that he wasn't."

Image Source: Getty / Win McNamee
From Our Partners
Michelle Obama Wedding Dress
Michelle Obama's Throwback Wedding Photo With Barack Obama
Sinkhole on White House Lawn May 2018
Who Is Stacey Abrams?
Tina Fey's Sarah Palin SNL Sketch 2018
Gynecologist's Op-Ed on Trump's Title X Decision
Pete Souza Instagram on Trump Calling Immigrants "Animals"
Maxine Waters Debate With Mike Kelly May 2018
Barack Obama Statement on Trump Iran Deal Decision May 2018
James Comey Sang Beyonce's "Sandcastles" at FBI Briefing
Brigitte Macron Quotes About Melania Trump 2018
Donald Trump Trying to Hold Melania's Hand April 2018
From Our Partners
Latest News
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds