First of all, Trump learned from Roy Cohn to never admit mistakes and never regret what is said. Always double down and preferably heighten the story. So whenever he makes an obvious mistake, he will repeat it and spin it and dwell on it as if it was the greatest truth ever discovered.
But, when one’s father was born in New York City, why claim that he was from Germany? Everyone puzzled. Trump likes that. To leave honest people flat-footed is what con artists live for.
Still, why did he say Germany. Why not Japan? It’s not just because he’s so taken with white supremacists, Germany being the cradle of them.
His next step will be promoting this story as proof that he has nothing against immigrants. He wife is one (she is) and his father was one (almost) as long as they contribute–not just are thieves and rapists.
The racist Trump is never far away. How sad.