Why Donald Trump's Reversal Won't Put 'Birtherism' Behind Him

He glossed over his own role spreading the conspiracy theory, which was central to his rise in the Republican Party.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Delivered at the tail end of an event unveiling the endorsements of several military veterans, including one with birther views, Donald Trump's reversal on his years-long campaign of doubting the birthplace of President Barack Obama sent mixed signals to his base and the skeptics he's trying to win over.

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