More than seven years later, Trump has provided zero evidence that he ever sent anyone to Hawaii to investigate the circumstances of Obama’s birth.

Yet the Enquirer eagerly reported at the time that Trump had “hired a team of detectives to dig deep in the archives to prove that Barack Obama was not born in the United States and would be then ineligible to be President.”

However, around the same time that the then-reality television star was making his baseless claim, the National Enquirer had indeed sent a staffer to Honolulu to look into Obama’s origins.

According to colleagues in AMI’s Los Angeles bureau, ace reporter Rick Egusquiza—the man who broke the John Edwards love child scandal—was dispatched to the 50th state to prove that there was indeed something fishy about President Obama’s birth certificate.