Barack’s birth certificate reveal–in which he finally shut down the birthers–was in some respects surreal. Partly because you were watching the President of the United States take time away from really pressing matters like the economy, jobs, and two (sorry, three!) wars to deal with something that experts had been saying was a non-issue since 2008. It was also surreal thanks to a press conference that Donald Trump held about 40 minutes later, crowing about how he’d “made” the president produce a birth certificate. As if he’d gotten to the bottom of some deep mystery that no one else could solve. The fact that Trump is so comfortable pandering to the racist element in our country says a lot about him.
As you’ll see, Baratunde Thurston, who works at The Onion and is one of the co-founders of political blog Jack and Jill Politics, offers this powerful and sobering response to not only Trump, but the entire, racist Birther movement. And, yes, the question that hangs over all of this: Will black people ever fully be considered American? Apparently, no time soon. Bravo, brotha.
Check out his full post here.