Trump drops 'Birther' theory, but says Clinton started it

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It took a while for Donald Trump to drop the debunked theory that President Obama was not born in America. Trump , “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it. You know what I mean. President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.” The reemergence of the “Birther” story was just one in a crazy week on the presidential campaign trail, which also included Hillary’s pneumonia, Donald on Dr. Oz, the frenzy over polling numbers, and Colin Powell’s email hack.

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Guests:
Jonathan Weisman - New York Times - @jonathanweisman, Jason A. Johnson - Morgan State University / TheRoot.com - @drjasonjohnson

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Madeleine Brand

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Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney