Stephen Colbert isn’t sure what to make of Donald Trump’s latest “birther” escapades.
The billionaire business mogul is out with new evidence — a Barack Obama author bio — that claims the president was “born in Kenya.” For his part, Colbert said Tuesday he has always found “that whole Hawaii thing” pretty implausible. By that, he means the state of Hawaii.
Colbert said the bio is believed to be the result of a clerical error by the book agency, but Trump doesn’t buy it. “He didn’t know he was running for president, so he told the truth,” Trump said recently.
The Donald knows that when you’re running for president, you’ve got to get creative with the truth, Colbert said. Take his “I have a great relationship with the blacks” line, for instance.
“I’m sure there are a couple who don’t care for him,” Colbert said, flashing a photo of the Obamas on the screen.
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