What does Birther mean?

A ‘Birther’ is someone who thinks Obama wasn’t born in the US.

Birther is a term used to describe someone who disputes the birthplace of former President Barack Obama, claiming he was not born in the United States. Individuals like Joe Arpaio, Jerome Corsi, and Orly Taitz are well-known birthers.

This slang came into existence in 2008. It originated amidst the growing conspiracy theories questioning the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate from Hawaii.

A key belief of birthers is that Obama was actually born in Kenya, not Hawaii. This, according to them, would render him ineligible to be the President of the United States.

Example for using ‘Birther’ in a conversation

Did you hear about the birthers?

Yeah, they’re the ones who think Obama wasn’t born in the US, right? πŸ€”

Exactly! They believe he was born in Kenya.

That’s crazy! πŸ™„ Why would they think that?