Steele insisted that Trump had moved on from his insistence that the president’s place of birth was outside the United States. “He talks about it every time he’s asked about,” Matthews asserted.

“Let’s see what the man says tomorrow, number one,” Steele said. “I think Donald Trump is going to reframe the arguments tomorrow – from the grassroots up…”

“How do you reframe the birther issue,” Matthews interjected.

“You don’t talk about it,” an increasingly frustrated Steele replied. “Chris, nobody’s talking about it but you.”