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Donald Trump, former leader of the birther movement, is now accusing Hillary Clinton of being a birther

Donald Trump might be the presidential candidate making headlines for birther comments lately, but according to The Donald, he's not the one who first raised the questions about Obama's birthplace. The one who started all of that, he tweeted Tuesday night, was Hillary Clinton, back in 2008:

Trump's tweet on the birther movement came just after he declined answering Late Show host Stephen Colbert's question on the matter, saying, "I don't talk about that anymore." Trump has stoked skepticism about President Obama's true origins ever since 2011, when he demanded that Obama release his birth certificate to prove he was born in America.

The irony of the whole situation — aside from the fact that The Donald very clearly is still talking about it — is that Trump is now saying his rival Hillary Clinton is "the original birther." "Hillary is a birther," Trump declared. "By the way, don't switch your votes to Hillary, please." Watch Trump's full comments in the video below. Becca Stanek