Oh, this is novel.

During a discussion on how to cover Trump, the former New York Observer editor, Elizabeth Spiers, claimed she told Kushner that she had serious problems with Trump’s repeated claims that Obama was not born in the U.S., to which Kushner allegedly told her: "He doesn't really believe it, Elizabeth. He just knows Republicans are stupid and they'll buy it."

So basically Trump was deliberately and successfully lying about his belief that Obama’s birth certificate was somehow false since 2011.  He perpetuated this lie because it would appeal to Republicans — and it did — but he didn’t actually believe it himself.

He manipulated them.  He used them.  And they fell for it, just as they’ve fallen for every single one of his little con jobs.  He’s a fraud, and they’ve rewarded him for it.

Wouldn’t it be something if they finally woke up to that reality?

On another point Spiers has some particularly interesting insights into Kushner from her time working for him, and how his working processes just might impact the country.