‘Man up’: The internet brutally mocks ‘orange sh*tgibbon’ Trump’s birther non-apology
Republican party candidate Donald Trump has long been a “birther” and questioned the birthplace of President Barack Obama. Trump’s campaign has struggled to explain, clarify or cover up the candidate’s own positions about President Obama’s history.
In an interview with Bob Costa at the Washington Post, Trump reiterated it isn’t something he talks about anymore. Costa asked Trump once again where he thought Obama was born and Trump refused to answer.
“I’ll answer that question at the right time,” Trump said. “I just don’t want to answer it yet.”
The campaign immediately released a statement trying to clarify Trump’s statement, say that he believes Obama was born in Hawaii and blamed his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton for birtherism. Politifact notes she did not start the movement.
After all of it, Twitter wasn’t having any of it and responded with mockery and brutal attacks. Check out a selection below:
It takes an unspeakable amount of arrogance to claim that amplifying the racist birther claim was somehow an ultimate victory.
— Daniel M. Jimenez (@DMJreports) September 16, 2016
— Tim Carlson (@thecivilcomment) September 16, 2016
Statement from the Trump Campaign: pic.twitter.com/yidN2quXqG
— Bearded Stoner (@beardedstoner) September 16, 2016
@JoyAnnReid The Birther couldn't say he believes Obama is born American. Half of his supporters believe Obama is a Manchurian Candidate.
— Bruce Clifton (@oralee618) September 16, 2016
@realDonaldTrump being a birther is racist, you orange shitgibbon.
— Unabogie (@Unabogie) September 16, 2016
Trump never rescinded this policy, so the question remains — despite Giuliani and Conway — is he still a birther? https://t.co/XHXqLAcmE9
— Todd Domke (@ToddDomke) September 16, 2016
So he's issuing this statement on the birther thing purely for political expediency. Good to know https://t.co/VhG21dXh1o
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) September 16, 2016
A prominent birther told me once that Trump's source was the computer guy who designed his golf courses. No joke. pic.twitter.com/qUwUXU1TAw
— Justin Duckham (@Jduckham) September 16, 2016
This is in 2012… Campaign says he stopped being a birther in 2011. https://t.co/MKFd7iJHUT
— Josh Shahryar (@JShahryar) September 16, 2016
Trump wants to be both a racist birther and appeal for black votes. Makes him very schizophrenic. https://t.co/Hi0FaDkuzI
— Ted Perlmutter (@tedperl) September 16, 2016
— THE LIGHTWERKERZ (@tymajestic) September 16, 2016
— Beauty'sOnlySkinDeep (@BlackPearlMoi) September 16, 2016
Trump remains a birther.
What else is there to say?
— Forrest Wilder (@Forrest4Trees) September 16, 2016
— jack (@Thetiredbroker) September 16, 2016
— Captain Steve Rogers (@CaptainSRogers) September 16, 2016
The 'campaign' can shove it up their arse…
Trump himself needs to apologize to the nation for his BIRTHER BS. https://t.co/nBHkWL0qHg
— Billy Tee (@BillyT_202) September 16, 2016
— Old GOPer (@OGOPer) September 16, 2016