From the September 16 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): The headline on Drudge today I think pretty much says it all. Trump Trolls The Media. There was a certain artistic beauty to what Trump did today.
And then at the very end he adds this:
DONALD TRUMP: Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it. You know what I mean. President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period. Now we want to get back to making American strong and great again. Thank you.
So, in a speech that, in all likelihood, never would have been carried by any of the networks -- they all carried it. They all said, “Donald Trump To Address Birtherism.” And I just died laughing because I thought it was so funny. And they all got sucked in, every one of them, and they deserved it. Now, he does put this birther issue to rest. Hillary Clinton has to ignore it.
Now, Trump isn't pushing the Birther controversy or conspiracy. Now, there is something odd about this that I always said at the time I was never quote “a birther.” But, like, for example, somebody asks me -- I'm running for office -- Hannity, let's see your birth certificate, which most candidates at some point I guess have to hand over. We know that he went to a Muslim school in Jakarta.