Billionaire developer and potential Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump got into a heated war of words on national television today as he questioned why Barack Obama has not revealed his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate to help demonstrate his eligibility for the presidency.
“I want him to show his birth certificate! There’s something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t like,” said Trump on ABC’s “The View.”
The comment enraged co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who fired back, “I think that’s the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve heard in ages. It’s not ’cause he’s black is it?”
“It has nothing to do with that,” said Trump.
Goldberg interjected, “Because I’ve never heard any white president asked to be shown the birth certificate. When you become a president of the United States of America, you know that he’s American. I’m sorry, that’s B.S.”
Discussion of Obama’s birth certificate can be seen in the following YouTube video:
“I really believe there’s a birth certificate,” Trump explained. “Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? And you know what? I wish he would. Because I think it’s a terrible pall that’s hanging over him. He should show his birth certificate.
“The other thing. If you go back to my first grade, my kindergarten, people remember me. Nobody from those early years remembers him. If you’re going to be the president of the United States, it says very profoundly that you have to be born in this country.”
Trump noted his skepticism of evidence proffered thus far about Obama’s life history, stating, “I grew up in New York. Wall Street was a big part. I have seen fraud and I have seen scandal and I have seen a lot of things that people don’t see. I’ve seen people take a $100 bill and make it a $1,000,000 bill. The point is, I can’t rely on some newspaper [birth announcement] that they showed [to prove the president's eligibility]. I want him to show his birth certificate!”
“There’s something on his birth certificate he doesn’t want to show?” an incredulous Barbara Walters asked. “That’s a terrible thing to say.”
When she asked him about defeating the president in 2012, Trump said, “I think if I run and win and get the nonination, I definitely think I could beat Obama. We’re doing very, very poorly as a country and I think I could beat him.”
As WND reported this week, not even one person in 10 says Barack Obama has shown that he is eligible to
be president, according to a new scientific poll
that also reveals political independents have less tolerance than even
Republicans for his efforts to obfuscate the issue. Another 32 percent would
disregard the questions entirely, concluding they are not valid.
While much of the concern centers on Obama’s birth certificate – he’s refused
to release his original document specifying the birth hospital and doctor’s name, substituting instead a computer-generated
summary of information purportedly in the Hawaii state archives – there are
numerous other documents that remain unavailable.
These are the types of records that typically are available for major
political leaders such as someone occupying the Oval Office. They include
his kindergarten records, his Punahou school records, his Occidental College
records, his Columbia University records, his Columbia thesis, his Harvard Law
School records, his Harvard Law Review articles, his scholarly articles from the
University of Chicago, his passport, his medical records, his files from his
years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records,
any baptism records and his adoption records.
The entire video of Trump’s appearance on “The View” can be seen here:
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