In an ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos last night, President Obama was asked about Donald Trump and the birther nonsense Trump has been spewing recently. President Obama responded by pointing out that he doesn’t have horns, and he was born in Hawaii, along with a smackdown to the Republicans Southern Strategy.
I think that over the last two and a half years there’s been an effort to go at me in a way that is politically expedient in the short-term for Republicans. But [it] creates, I think a problem for them when they want to actually run in a general election where most people feel pretty confident the President was born where he says he was, in Hawaii. He– he doesn’t have horns…we’re not really worrying about conspiracy theories or– or birth certificates.
Watch [Stephanopoulos asks President Obama the question about Trump and birtherism at about 1:50]:
Every damn Republican in the primaries had better be prepared to cough up an official, long-form birth certificate or get called on it.