No, Trump Never ‘Promoted’ the Birther Conspiracy Theory About Kamala Harris

Spoiler alert: He did no such thing.

Here’s a transcript of Trump’s exchange with a reporter about the story.

Q    There are claims circulating on social media that Kamala Harris is not eligible to be — to run for Vice President because she was an “anchor baby,” I quote.  Do you or can you definitively say whether or not Kamala Harris is eligible — legal — and meets the legal requirements to run as Vice President?

THE PRESIDENT:  So, I just heard that.  I heard it today that she doesn’t meet the requirements.  And, by the way, the lawyer that wrote that piece is a very highly qualified, very talented lawyer.  I have no idea if that’s right.  I would’ve — I would have assumed the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for Vice President.

Q    (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT:  But that’s a very serious — you’re saying that — they’re saying that she doesn’t qualify because she wasn’t born in this country?

Q    She was.

Q    No, she was born in this country, but her parents did not — the claims say that her parents did not receive their permanent residence at that time.

THE PRESIDENT:  Yeah, I don’t know about it.  I just heard about it.  I’ll take a look.

Source: No, Trump Never ‘Promoted’ the Birther Conspiracy Theory About Kamala Harris