FactCheck.org has applied its usual rigorous inspection of the various claims made on the national media by Donald Trump these past couple of weeks. We’ve seen and heard him on the major networks saying things about Barack Obama straight from the pages of WorldNetDaily and the birther blogs. How do his claims stand up? (As if anyone here needed FactCheck.org to tell them the answer.) The title of their new article today, “Donald. You’re Fired!‘ should give you a pretty good hint of what they found.
If Donald Trump worked for us, we’d have to say: “Donald, you’re fired –” for incompetence.” The successful developer and TV celebrity says he’d make a good president, and maybe he would –” we take no stand either way about that. But when it comes to getting facts straight, he fouls up again and again on the basics of President Barack Obama’s birth. As a rookie reporter, he just wouldn’t make it.
The nice thing about FactCheck.org is that they are real journalists with a real staff, and they can do real investigations and interviews. It’s nice to watch the professionals at work.
An article in a similar vein was published yesterday at Politifact.com.