Was Obama, as the first African American President subjected to the same level of protest by…
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Considering Trump, himself, held on to the birther myth until September 2016, and the Tea Party, itself was a direct result of Obama’s election, which first gained steam on the national stage in February 2009 and was protesting in summer of 2009, the short answer is: yes (and, in fact, it sets a precedent that gives those same Republicans zero ground to even say “still,” because they were just warming up at this time in 2009).

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