Can’t win for losin’ — yet another episode, this time re: Donald Trump

Mediums wouldn’t let up on the birther business, he finally complied, they saw another opening and shot ahead:

Associated Press: “After five years as the chief promoter of a lie about Barack Obama’s birthplace, Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Friday and acknowledged the fact that the president was born in America. He then immediately peddled another false conspiracy.”

Reuters: “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday abandoned his false claim that Barack Obama was not born in the United States after spending five years peddling conspiracy theories that the country’s first African-American president started life as a foreigner. But, never one to let a controversy go without fanning its flames, Trump accused Hillary Clinton . . . of starting the so-called birther movement in her failed 2008 presidential campaign against Obama, a claim that does not stand up to scrutiny.”

It’s from Taranto of WSJ today. You can read the whole thing — if subscribed — here.

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