'The Donald' a shameless shill on Obama

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Sadly, neither the release of Barack Obama’s original birth certificate, nor the verbal beat down the president dealt Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, will likely end the real estate mogul’s personal attacks on the president’s qualifications.

That’s because Trump is more of a ghostly cross between P.T. Barnum and James K. Vardaman than a serious contender for this nation’s highest office. “There’s a sucker born every minute” is the credo Barnum is widely believed to have given the world. Vardaman, the firebrand former Mississippi governor and senator — and unabashed racist — offered that blacks were unfit even to eat in the White House.

When Booker T. Washington dined with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901 as the first black ever so entertained in the presidential residence, Vardaman was not so guarded as Trump in showing his contempt for blacks. The White House, he said, was “so saturated with the odor of the nigger that the rats have taken refuge in the stable.”

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