During today's edition of Fox News' The Five, the co-hosts spent a ten-minute segment talking about Donald Trump and his impact on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign with only a ten-second mention of Trump's birther conspiracies.
Actually, no one on the show even mentioned birtherism. The only discussion of birtherism during the segment came from a ten-second clip Fox played of MSNBC's Michael Smerconish saying: "In an interview with the Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove, Donald Trump would not back down. He said that he was born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia."
Co-host Eric Bolling, who has a history of pushing conspiracy theories about President Obama's birthplace, called Trump "provocative." while guest co-host, Brian Kilmeade, who has also pushed birther conspiracies, called Trump an "American icon." And co-host Andrea Tantaros, who previously declared Trump "the winner" of the birther issue, attacked George Will as "snobby" and "elitist" for criticizing Trump
Their deflections from Trump's birtherism came not long after Trump made an appearance on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and CNBC's Squawk Box where Trump pushed more conspiracies about Obama's birthplace.
Here is The Five dancing around Trump's birtherism: