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Seth Meyers Tears Donald Trump To Shreds Over Birther Issue

"You don’t get to peddle racist rhetoric for five years and decide when it’s over."

“Late Night” host Seth Meyers isn’t letting Donald Trump put the birther issue to bed. 

On Friday, the Republican presidential nominee tried to end his many years of falsely claiming that President Barack Obama was not a natural born citizen of the United States by giving a brief statement at the end of a lengthy event where he promoted his newest hotel. 

(NOTE: Strong language in the video and below.)

“President Obama was born in the United States, period,” Trump said.

“President Obama was born in the United States, period?” Meyers repeated incredulously. “Fuck you, exclamation point!” 

He added: 

“You don’t get to peddle racist rhetoric for five years and decide when it’s over. We decide when it’s over ― and it’s certainly not over after a 30-second statement in the middle of a hotel commercial.”

Meyers then delivered a lengthy takedown of Trump’s years spent feeding the birther conspiracy theory. 

“The bottom line is this,” Meyers said. “Trump built his career on a racist lie because he’s a racist and a liar.”

Check it out in the clip above.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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