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Donald Trump: still birthin’

Real estate mogul, TV personality, perennial presidential candidate wannabe and birther was on ABC and talked birth certificate with ABC’s Jonathan Karl. When Karl tried to show Trump as not serious as a candidate for President, he pulled out the birth certificate issue, and Trump reiterated his wimpy doubt language, when asked where Obama was born: “I have no idea.”

Trump doesn’t seem to have a clue about Ted Cruz either. I guess that makes Trump an equal opportunity Bozo.

Read article at Politico.com.

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20 Responses to Donald Trump: still birthin’

  1. avatar
    donna August 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    from 2012 Paul Ryan Has News For The Birthers: He’s Not One Of Them

    He simply sends them a copy of the president’s birth certificate.

    In response to questions from TPM this week, Ryan’s office provided copies of the form letters his staff has used over the years to respond to questions about the president’s citizenship. Polite and measured if not a little dry, the letters break the bad news to the birthers in the kindest possible terms.

    “Since President Obama was elected, many individuals have expressed concerns regarding his citizenship and eligibility to serve as the President of the United States given the requirements delineated in the Constitution,” one of the letters says. “On April 27, 2011, in response to these criticisms, President Obama released the long form of his birth certificate, which was issued by the Hawaii State Department of Health.”

    The office attaches a copy of the birth certificate to its response. The certificate shows Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961 at a hospital in Honolulu.

    “I certainly understand the importance of this issue,” the letter says, “and I hope you find the information useful.”

    TPM began asking questions about Ryan’s handling of the birth certificate issue after a Freedom of Information Act request to the Federal Election Commission last month turned up a document, dated Dec. 2, 2008, that showed a Ryan staffer had inquired about “Obama citizenship.”

    The result of (“ted”) McCann’s work, Anderson said, was the creation of a letter that Ryan’s staff could send as a response. Obama hadn’t yet released his long form birth certificate at the time, so the office initially began sending the letters along with a news release from Hawaii’s health director.

    “The Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, Chiyome Fukino, which has the statutory authority to review and maintain birth records for the State of Hawaii, has personally reviewed President-Elect Obama’s birth certificate and verified that it is not a forgery,” the letter said. “I have attached a statement from Director Fukino regarding this issue for your information.”

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/10/paul_ryan_obama_birthers.php

  2. avatar
    Jim August 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    I’m still waiting for Trump to prove he’s not the son of an orangutan!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdEiCGyLlGk

    Wonder if Trump will re-file his suit against Maher when he announces his candidacy?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/02/entertainment-us-usa-trump-lawsuit-idUSBRE9310PL20130402

  3. avatar
    CarlOrcas August 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    The Sunday talk shows have become nothing but carnivals populated by the craziest of the crazy in American politics.

  4. avatar
    sfjeff August 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    When asked if American’s ever landed on the moon, Trump replied

    “I have no idea”

    Did Trump ever say that?

    I have no idea.

  5. avatar
    G August 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Good for him. At least in this respect, he has provided a decent and honorable response to the nutjobs among his constituents. Too bad more folks chose cynical pandering over such a simply respectable way to shut down the crazy…

    donna: from 2012 Paul Ryan Has News For The Birthers: He’s Not One Of Them

    He simply sends them a copy of the president’s birth certificate.

    In response to questions from TPM this week, Ryan’s office provided copies of the form letters his staff has used over the years to respond to questions about the president’s citizenship. Polite and measured if not a little dry, the letters break the bad news to the birthers in the kindest possible terms.

  6. avatar
    Rickey August 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    CarlOrcas:
    The Sunday talk shows have become nothing but carnivals populated by the craziest of the crazy in American politics.

    One of the Sunday shows actually had Steve King on to discuss immigration. There are probably 434 members of the House who are more qualified to talk about immigration than Steve King.

    That said, the hosts are just as bad. Why didn’t Karl ask Trump if he believed that the Hawaii Department of Health is lying? Why didn’t he ask Karl about the “investigators” Trump supposedly sent to Hawaii?

  7. avatar
    donna August 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    a great article about trump from 2011 “Trump’s White House con began 24 years ago”

    How The Donald discovered that pretending to run for president can be good for business

    http://www.salon.com/2011/03/25/trump_challenge/

  8. avatar
    CarlOrcas August 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Rickey: One of the Sunday shows actually had Steve King on to discuss immigration. There are probably 434 members of the House who are more qualified to talk about immigration than Steve King.

    That said, the hosts are just as bad. Why didn’t Karl ask Trump if he believed that the Hawaii Department of Health is lying? Why didn’t he ask Karl about the “investigators” Trump supposedly sent to Hawaii?

    The problem today is that there are those in the business that think “fairness” means letting people tell all the lies they can in whatever time they are allotted without challenging them.

    My suggestion to friends still in the business was to save the cost of a moderator and simply give people like Trump or King a live camera and a countdown clock and cut them off when their time runs out.

  9. avatar
    donna August 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Rickey:

    WHY? as chris matthews recently said, if you confront guests you may get the 1st interview but not the 2nd, 3rd, etc

    would we be talking about the 3 stooges/birthers (trump, king and gohmert too) if they said nothing controversial?

    these people have to fill up 24/7 hot air time and for their guests it’s 24/7 FREE hot air time

    the producers speak with the guests before the shows and both sides know the questions and answers beforehand

  10. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Well, “I have no idea” which kind of animal they scalped for his head piece.

  11. avatar
    G August 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    Sadly, news shows are mostly nothing more than “infotainment” and very little true journalistic news reporting anymore… I’ve stopped watching the Sunday news shows. They are just a waste of time, useful for only salacious soundbites and bloviating stupidity.

    donna: these people have to fill up 24/7 hot air time and for their guests it’s 24/7 FREE hot air time

    the producers speak with the guests before the shows and both sides know the questions and answers beforehand

  12. avatar
    misha marinsky August 13, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: Well, “I have no idea” which kind of animal they scalped for his head piece.

    Badger

  13. avatar
    Craig August 13, 2013 at 2:53 am #

    I think Mr Trump is trying to drum up controversy again because his “celebrity apprentice” show has been losing viewers the last couple of seasons…

    … oddly enough, at exactly the same time the undead weasel on his head has been driving him to make birther noises.

    No, I don’t see a correlation between these two circumstances. Not at all.

  14. avatar
    roald August 13, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    misha marinsky: Badger

    Tribble…according to Patrick McKinnion.

  15. avatar
    Crustacean August 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    I recently watched the film, “You’ve Been Trumped.” As an American – and one who enjoys the game of golf – I wish I could apologize to all the good people of Scotland who were “Trumped.”

    The only way I could feel any more ill at seeing that man would be if the damned thing on his head were to up and crawl down his face.

    By the way, Misha and roald, it is neither a badger nor a tribble… google “caterpillar of the flannel moth,” and you’ll see the hairy light.

  16. avatar
    donna August 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Ann Coulter Uncertain Whether Ted Cruz Eligible for Presidency: ‘It’s Not Open and Shut’

    Geraldo Rivera insisted that Cruz having been born in Canada to a Cuban father and American mother causes a bit of a legal headache, considering Article 2, Section 1′s requirement that “No person except a natural born Citizen” may be eligible for the presidency.

    “It’s not open and shut,” Coulter conceded, adding that “We’re gonna have to have some law professors look at it and give us the answer.”

    She took exception to Rivera’s certainty that Cruz will not be able to run, noting that previous GOP candidate John McCain was born in Panama. However, as Rivera noted, McCain was born in then-U.S. territory “Panama Canal Zone,” making him undoubtedly eligible (or, “unfortunately,” as Coulter quipped).

    Listen to the exchange below, as clipped/edited by MofoPolitics:

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/ann-coulter-uncertain-whether-ted-cruz-eligible-for-presidency-its-not-open-and-shut/

    and the BEAT goes on …..

  17. avatar
    JPotter August 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    donna: Listen to the exchange below,

    Coulter v. Rivera …. at least one of them hasn’t tweeted their undies yet.

    My, the lengths they will go, the things they will say, to avoid admitting error …. and to maintain the possibility of simply branding a candidate “ineligible” when expedient.

    If Cruz is in the hunt in 2015, and he becomes the flavor of the week sometime after the Straw Poll, he’ll be eligible all day long. But as soon as he slips, he’ll be just another maple-syrup-swillin’ commie from up north, almost as ‘ineligible’ as Obama was. 😛

  18. avatar
    donna August 13, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    JPotter:

    since papa rafael cruz is out there “preaching”, i have a few questions:

    since your son, rafael “ted” cruz says everyone has to play by the rules (regarding immigration reform), how do you account for the bribes you paid to get out of cuba?

    after your US student visa expired and before you were granted asylum, for how long were you here illegally?

    after requesting/receiving asylum here, why did you then request & receive canadian citizenship?

    why didn’t you apply for american citizenship until 2005?

    since your son was born in canada, where are his canadian school, birth, etc records?

    where are his american school records? did he receive affirmative action to attend those fine schools?

    (attorney) ann coulter recently said the jury is still out on your son’s citizenship: “It’s not open and shut” and that “We’re gonna have to have some law professors look at it and give us the answer.” what if the COURTS say he is NOT an american citizen and NOT eligible to be president? you said he was anointed by GOD – what does that say about your assertion?

  19. avatar
    charo, victim-at-large August 13, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has been working on an extensive article about the natural born citizen clause. He plans to post it by the end of the month, I believe.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/08/ted-and-marco-eligibility-i-cant-put-this-off-any-longer/

  20. avatar
    donna August 13, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    Rand Paul: You won’t find me questioning POTUS eligibility of Ted Cruz because I’m not a birther

    Rand Paul stayed very far away from the question of whether Ted Cruz is eligible to be POTUS, even after CNN’s Erin Burnett told him that they found in their research Cruz is eligible. Paul said he made up his mind a long time ago that he didn’t want to be a birther and he’s not interested in becoming one now.

    He did say, however, that he welcomes an endorsement from Sarah Palin after her comments that she was on Team Rand.