Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press
Published: 17 September 2016 –The Skanner
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black voters reacted skeptically Friday to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s admission that he now believes the nation’s first black president was indeed born in the United States. Many said the fact that Trump spent years questioning President Barack Obama’s national origin was disrespectful, and an insult to all black Americans.
Despite the fact that Obama himself said he viewed this renewed burst of commentary about his birth as “fairly typical” and not surprising, members of the Congressional Black Caucus were clearly angry. During a heated news conference Friday during the CBC’s annual legislative conference in Washington, several lawmakers denigrated Trump for perpetrating birther falsehoods for so long.
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