In an interview with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, journalist Jonathan Kay, author of Among the Truthers: A Journey through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground, talks about the the birther movement.
Speaking of Donald Trump, Kay says:
And I actually believe that I don’t think he’s dumb enough to believe these birther conspiracies. I think he was just a clever marketer and figured this would be just a good way to market himself as a presidential candidate.
Kay further speculates why he thinks conspiracy theories have such a prominent place in America.