Donald Trump appeared on the O’Reilly Factor last night and proceeded to reiterate, yet again, how he doesn’t think that Obama was born in the United States and that he is not showing his birth certificate because it might show that he is a Muslim and on and on.
Thankfully, Trump’s point of view was not shared by the rest of O’Reilly’s guests or even by O’Reilly himself.
During their interview, O’Reilly expressed disbelief that Trump was actually a birther at all, and O’Reilly’s next guest, Karl Rove, also tried to distance himself and the rest of the Republican party from Trump’s newfound birtherism.
“The right wing base of the Republican party, I’m part of that right wing base, is not in love with the issue of birthers. I mean, there is an element inside the Republican party, and outside the Republican party, that’s fallen in love with this but the majority of Republicans and the vast majority of Americans accept is he a U.S. citizen capable of being president.”
Rove was especially disconcerted with how Trump seems to be actually becoming more and more of a birther as time goes on.
“You know, the troubling thing in the interview tonight was he said as time has gone on here, over the last couple of weeks, he has become more interested and more believing in the issue. You know, when he first brought it up, he said ‘of course I accept that he’s a citizen. He ought to just release the, release his birth certificate.’ Different tone tonight. This is a mistake. It will marginalize him and he’s falling into Barack Obama’s trap. Barack Obama wants Republicans to fall into this trap because he knows it discredits us with the vast majority of the American people when they do.”