Michael Tesler, associate professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Birtherism quickly became a major campaign issue last week when Donald Trump refused to say that President Obama was born in the United States. Instead, he told The Washington Post’s Robert Costa, “I’ll answer that question at the right time. I just don’t want to answer it yet.”

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