After being called out for questioning President Barack Obama’s birthplace, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump finally admitted today (September 16) that he knows the president was born in the United States. But during his brief statement (“President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”) he did not apologize for his role in popularizing “birtherism,” a conspiracy theory that many people have decried as a racist dogwhistle meant to question the legitimacy Obama’s presidency.
Apparently, members of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC decided that they’d had enough today, because they held a press conference and took turns at the mic explaining exactly why they are uninterested in Trump. As Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) put it: “We will not elect a chief bigot of the United States of America.”
Watch CNN’s video (posted by Mediaite) of the press conference above.