GOP conspiracy theories: Trump didn’t build them. He just slapped his name on

In Ohio tonight, the President called out Republicans leaders who knew better, but who didn’t stand up for civility and restraint in response to vicious or crazy currents in GOP politics exemplified by Jade Helm, Alex Jones, birtherism and related matters:

Donald Trump, as he’s prone to do…didn’t build that building. He just slapped his name on it.


Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

2 thoughts on “GOP conspiracy theories: Trump didn’t build them. He just slapped his name on”

  1. Remember in one of the previous elections when Obama had a rally in Ohio, and a bunch of people saw the Ohio flag behind him and got angry that Obama had replaced the US flag with a special Obama flag?

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