The New York Times reports:
Mr. Trump’s falsehoods about the “Access Hollywood” tape are part of his lifelong habit of attempting to create and sell his own version of reality. Advisers say he continues to privately harbor a handful of conspiracy theories that have no grounding in fact.
In recent months, they say, Mr. Trump has used closed-door conversations to question the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. He has also repeatedly claimed that he lost the popular vote last year because of widespread voter fraud, according to advisers and lawmakers.
One senator who listened as the president revived his doubts about Mr. Obama’s birth certificate chuckled on Tuesday as he recalled the conversation. The president, he said, has had a hard time letting go of his claim that Mr. Obama was not born in the United States. The senator asked not to be named to discuss private conversations.
Mr. Trump’s journeys into the realm of manufactured facts have been frequent enough that his own staff has sought to nudge friendly lawmakers to ask questions of Mr. Trump in meetings that will steer him toward safer terrain.
Trump now denies to more than one aide that it’s his voice on the Access Hollywood tape. Also, he’s still a Birther. https://t.co/eaPAPWsmEF
— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 29, 2017
#Trump is a despicable, unhinged, malignant racist, pathological liar, incessant narcissist, and vile sexual predator. He is the most disgusting human to ever hold the office. May God save his wretched soul.#KingOfTheBirthers#NotMyPresident
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) November 29, 2017
Trump didn’t just claim the voice isn’t his; he wanted to use government powers to investigate the tape. And he is still a birther. Trump, said a senator, “has had a hard time letting go of his claim that @BarackObama was not born in the United States.” https://t.co/VSwRtovzk1
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) November 29, 2017
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 29, 2017