We've previously documented how Donald Trump's birtherism hews strangely close to what WorldNetDaily has been doing for the past few years. Turns out there's a reason for that: WND is advising Trump.
From an April 14 Politico post by Ben Smith:
My colleague Kendra Marr reports that WorldNetDaily's birth certificate aficionado Joseph Farah has been on the phone with Donald Trump every day this week.
"We've have been speaking quite a bit,” he said.
Farah is enthused that the mainstream media is finally listening. “"It's irresistible theater, but he's actually winning support,"” he said.
WorldNetDaily first reached out to Trump as soon as he started publicaly talking about the conspiracy, offering to give him a birther primer and answer any questions about the topic. “"His people were very quick to respond,"” he said.
Farah has advised Trump to simply ask, “"Where is the birth certificate?"” The Donald's recent claim that Obama’s grandma in Kenya is on record saying he was born in Kenya is just troublesome, Farah said.
"When you start making assertions and ‘grandma said,’” you start getting yourself in a bind," Farah said. "I'm not sure that's what grandma said. That’s fuzzy."
WND has made numerous false claims on the birther issue -- including that Obama's grandmother said Obama was born in Kenya and that Obama's campaign has spent $2 million to defend the president from birther lawsuits -- so Farah may not be the most trustworthy source for Trump to be cribbing from.