Donald Trump said Friday: “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy.” That was a lie. There is no evidence Hillary Clinton and her campaign either started or took part in the efforts to question the location of Barack Obama’s birth. He continued: “I finished it.” That was also a lie. Well after it had been established that the president was born in this country, Trump continued to traffic in speculation to the contrary, all the way up to and including this year. Trump has a long history of elevating the idiocy of conspiracy theories and normalizing the nonsensical. This man is so low that he’s subterranean.