New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) falsely claimed Donald Trump put to bed his skepticism of President Barack Obama’s birthplace years ago, despite clear and overwhelming evidence that the Republican presidential nominee had regularly stoked the conspiracy theory known as birtherism since 2011. 

“It’s just not true that [Trump] kept it up for five years,” Christie, who endorsed the New York businessman early on in the campaign, said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that aired Sunday. “It’s not like he was talking about it on a regular basis until then.”


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