Networks air 20-minute Trump 'commercial' before statement

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads the crowd in an applause, recognizing a Gold Star mother in the crowd during a gathering with military leaders and veterans at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s renouncement of birtherism on Friday came with some media gamesmanship that compelled television news networks to air 20 minutes of endorsements by retired military men before the candidate briefly got to the point.

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