You Can’t Make This Up: Stage Collapses After Trump Birther Trainwreck

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September 16, 2016 4:23 p.m.

Minutes after Donald Trump gave a thirty-second statement on Friday acknowledging that he believes that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, the stage at which he spoke fell apart on air.

In a fitting ending to the event, which Trump’s team had billed as a press conference and instead used to promote his new Washington, D.C. hotel and accept endorsements from military generals, the backdrop collapsed as MSNBC’s Katy Tur highlighted the disparity between presidential candidates’ availability to the press.

“The stage is falling apart behind us, if you can see this,” she said as the backdrop came down, taking a row of flags with it.

Watch below:

h/t Politico

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