- Paul Begala: Donald Trump has finally admitted Obama was born in the United States
- I've made myself into a student of Trumpiloquence: his bluster, double-talk and mendacity, Begala says
Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist and CNN political commentator, was a political consultant for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992 and was counselor to Clinton in the White House. He is a consultant to the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Fifty-two words. That's all it took for Donald Trump to finally admit the President of the United States of America was born in the United States of America. Of course, those 52 words came five years too late. Because for half a decade, Trump fanned the flames of birtherism: a toxic, malevolent, racist attempt to delegitimize our first African-American president.