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The birther movement becomes the girther movement. 

By Media Mole

So this is how a proud nation dies.

At last night’s Republican presidential debate, one of the moderators asked Florida Senator Marco Rubio why he’s been being so mean to poor Donald Trump. In what is definitely not a sign of tragic desperation, Rubio has in recent weeks mocked Trump’s tan and his spelling ability, and suggested that he had wet himself backstage during a debate. He also said that Trump has small hands … and “you know what they say about guys with small hands!”

No, Marco, this mole doesn’t.

Rubio responded last night that he’d been forced to stoop low by Trump, and that the candidates should instead “start talking again about the issues that matter to this country”.

The presumptive Republican nominee decided that the issue that mattered was his penis. The birther movement became the girther movement. 

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Over to you Donald: “And I have to say this: he hit my hands. Nobody has ever hit my hands, I’ve never heard of this one. Look at those hands! Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands – if they’re small, something else must be small – I guarantee you there’s no problem.”

This mole thinks it might be time for a woman president. 

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