The comment comes from Trump, who has spent years — and effectively began his political career — pushing the debunked Obama-is-Kenyan conspiracy theory by questioning the legitimacy of his predecessor’s birth certificate.
Trump has also pushed baseless conspiracy theories that:
• He saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating 9/11.
• He won the popular vote in the 2016 election “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
• Climate change, despite scientific consensus, is “a total, and very expensive, hoax!”
And, without any evidence, has:
• Insinuated that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is actually a murderer.