Donald Trump was a conspiracy-theory candidate. Now he’s a conspiracy-theory president.
By: Chris Cillizza, March 4 at 9:44 AM
Donald Trump’s political career was born amid the fever swamps of the far right. He seized on a favorite conspiracy theory bubbling there — that then-President Barack Obama was not, in fact, born in the United States and therefore was an illegitimate president — to boost his profile in national politics.
That boost eventually led to his 2016 candidacy. That candidacy led to President Trump. But what never changed is Trump’s roots in the conspiracy theory world.
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