Of course Trump's assertion that the birther nonsense was started by Hillary Clinton and her campaign has already been debunked..@realDonaldTrump: "President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period." pic.twitter.com/Ek0Jmk9Cfz— POLITICO (@politico) September 16, 2016
So the question to ask is will this bring him more support? And will the racists and xenophobes who make up his base now become disillusioned with his campaign?
In my opinion this birther issue is part of what defines Donald Trump, and he can no more walk away from it then he can walk away from the fact that he wants to sleep with his own daughter.
Update: The New York Times weighs in:
Donald J. Trump publicly retreated from his “birther” campaign on Friday, acknowledging that President Obama was born in the United States and saying that he wanted to move on from the conspiracy theory that he has been clinging to for years.
Marking a sharp reversal from his previous position, Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, said in a campaign appearance that he was now satisfied that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii.
“President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period,” Mr. Trump said at his new Trump International Hotel. “Now, we all want to get back to making America strong and great again.”
Mr. Trump also falsely accused Hillary Clinton of having first raised questions about Mr. Obama’s birthplace during the 2008 Democratic primary.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy,” Mr. Trump said. “I finished it.”
During the 2008 Democratic contest, Mrs. Clinton’s senior strategist at one point pondered, in an internal memo that was later leaked, the ways in which Mr. Obama’s personal background differed from many Americans. But contrary to Mr. Trump’s assertion, neither Mrs. Clinton nor her campaign ever publicly questioned Mr. Obama’s citizenship or birthplace, in Hawaii.
Yeah nobody is buying Trump's attempt to blame Hillary for his campaign to discredit and humiliate our President.