Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs, introducing the new King of Logical Fallacies, Anderson Cooper:
BARACK OBAMA: This notion of a conspiracy out there, it gets wrapped up in concerns about the federal government. Now, there’s a long history of that. That’s in our DNA. The United States was born suspicious of some distant authority —
ANDERSON COOPER: Let me jump in. Is it fair to call it a conspiracy? A lot of people really believe this deeply, they just don’t trust you.
OBAMA: I’m sorry, Cooper? Yes. It is fair to call it a conspiracy. What are you saying?
Well landsakes, Mr. President. Why can’t you understand that when a lot of white people believe a thing about a black person, their belief assumes legitimacy?
Now, about that birth certificate…