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Joy Reid Breathes Fire: 'Who Is Trump To Demand Obama's Papers?'

With all of the hubbub about Trump's naked marketing ploy this morning, Joy Ann Reid offers much-needed perspective.

Joy Ann Reid was on fire this morning just after Trump's staged informercial for his hotels about Trump's birtherism, and why he's just full of it.

Speaking to Andrea Mitchell, she said, "[Birtherism] was about delegitimizing and humiliating President Obama."

"What the Trump people are missing is the idea that Donald Trump would come around to the idea that Barack Obama is an American is irrelevant," she continued.

Pouncing on Trump, Reid said,. "This guy who was a gadfly at the time had the right to demand the papers of the President of the United States, to demand he show papers to Donald Trump, to me. it was a sense of attempting to personally humiliate him and cause him to subordinate himself to one Donald Trump."

"Who was he to question the President of the United States in the first place?"

Indeed, Joy, that is really the question, isn't it?

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