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On Friday, Donald Trump heldĀ a campaign eventĀ to address his years-long embrace of birtherism, the discredited lieĀ holdingĀ that Barack Obama was born outside of the United States and was thus an illegitimate American president.

The event was a catastrophe: It started an hour late, doubled as a tacky advertisement for Trump's hilariously expensive new hotel, and featured several falsehoodsĀ about both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's role in the racist birther movement.

After finally admitting that Obama was born in Americaā€”all it took him was 5 years of phony "detective work"ā€”Trump fled the podiumĀ and refused to take any questions from reporters, who hadĀ been told the event would be a press conference.

Fittingly, however, after Trump left the stage, a Perfect Metaphor occurred:


Here's what it looked like:


"Donald Trump stage collapses, taking downĀ some American flags" might be a little on-the-nose, but stillā€¦it's beautiful. It's beautiful.