September 16, 2016 – Today Donald Trump told media outlets that he would be making an important announcement from his new hotel in Washington, D.C. Media bosses at CNN, Fox News and MSNBC assumed that the press conference would be regarding the ‘birther’ concern that has risen over the past week. Instead, Trump yielded the podium to several high-ranking officers, retired from the military, who publically endorsed Donald Trump. Following the numerous speeches Trump made a statement lasting approximately 27 seconds putting an end to the ‘birther’ concern. News reporters and anchors at CNN and Fox News were furious that the press conference did not yield the drama they wanted.
Over the past week the Hillary Clinton campaign has struck on comments that Trump echoed in the early days of Barak Obama’s presidency concerning his country of birth. The comments were echoes from the Clinton campaign in 2007. In March 2007 Clinton campaign strategist Mark Penn wrote a memo hinting at the concern that Obama was not ‘centered’ on Americana. After supporters of Clinton struck on the idea, many people legitimately questioned Obama’s birthplace. Over the past week, although the ‘birther’ movement began with the Clinton campaign, they tried to pass it to Trump.
Media conglomerates struggled over the past week, unsuccessfully, to ‘pin’ the ‘birther’ movement to Donald Trump. However, it appears that Trump left them with egg on their face as his support continues to grow.
Excerpt from Clinton Campaign strategist memo dated March 19, 2007 below. (memo page 3)