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Outside the Box: How Donald Trump gets away with birther conspiracy and other lies

How does Donald Trump get away with his lies?

Trump’s attempt now to to distance himself from his birther conspiracy theory offers a clue.

Part of Trump’s political rise has been fueled by his anti-PC image — the idea that he rejects political correctness and speaks freely, uncowed by liberal dogma that prevents other Americans from calling things and people by their real name.

In fact, Trump himself benefits from — and depends on — political correctness to insulate him from sharp, valid criticism.

Consider the issue that Trump used as an entry into the Republican Party: birtherism, the false accusation that President Barack Obama was born outside of the U.S.

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