Clinton Launches a Tweetstorm Against Trump’s Birtherism Claims

“What Trump just did is a disgrace.”

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After Donald Trump halfheartedly conceded that President Barack Obama is an American citizen, Hillary Clinton’s Twitter account lit up with a rant against the GOP nominee. Over the course of the tweetstorm, Clinton’s account pointed out that Trump “spent years peddling a racist conspiracy” and linked it to his history of discriminatory renting practices against black tenants at his properties. (Since the tweets aren’t signed by “-H”, they were likely written by a team of aides rather than by the candidate herself.)

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