Birtherism and America’s history of white supremacy: What we can’t let ourselves forget about Donald

In a web exclusive, Bill Moyers and four historians discuss the big lie behind the rise of Trump

BILL MOYERS, BILLMOYERS.COM

 

In this web exclusive, Bill Moyers and four historians dissect the big lie Trump rode to power: the birther lie. Nell Painter, historian and Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School; Christopher Lebron, assistant professor of African-American studies and philosophy at Yale University; and Philip Klinkner, James S. Sherman Professor of Government, Hamilton College, discuss the fertile ground on which the birther lie was sown: our nation’s history of white supremacy.