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Why Is Trump Returning to Birther-Style Attacks on Obama?

Attempts to delegitimize Barack Obama are a classic page in the Trump playbook.
Source: The White House / Reuters

It was a long 25 hours. But the White House ended its silence Sunday morning with an official statement responding to a series of extraordinary tweets by President Donald Trump the day before.

Trump had claimed, without evidence or explanation, that President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump’s phone lines during the 2016 election. The White House confirmed on Sunday that it would neither explain the basis for the president’s accusation or offer additional

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