By Rondell Pettus
Conservative firebrand and former rock star Ted Nugent says he hopes the next FBI director reopens the investigation into former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
“I hope the next FBI director appointed by President Trump dedicates a whole unit of agents to looking into where Obama was really born,” said Nugent in an interview with WEHW radio.
President Donald Trump built his political career on promoting the birther myth that Obama wasn’t born in the United States. Obama disproved this by showing two birth certificates, but some Trump supporters still don’t believe it. According to a 2016 NBC/SurveyMonkey poll, 72 percent of Republican had doubts over Obama’s citizenship.
However, according to Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, the reality star never really believed it. He was just exploiting Republican voter’s gullibility, according to Elizabeth Spiers, former New York Observer editor-in-chief.
“I told Jared I was particularly appalled by his father-in-law’s birtherism stance,” said Spiers in an interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber. “He rolled his eyes and said, ‘He doesn’t really believe it, Elizabeth. He just knows Republicans are stupid and they’ll buy it.’”