Billionaire developer and possible Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is now suggesting Barack Obama’s presidency could be “illegal” if legitimate proof is not provided demonstrating the commander in chief is indeed a “natural born citizen” of the U.S.
Trump’s use of the “I” word came last night during a phone interview with Greta Van Susteren of the Fox News Channel.
“To be honest with you, I want him to have a birth certificate,” Trump said, “because [otherwise] that would mean that his presidency was, I guess you’d have to say, illegal. You have to be born in the United States. I hope that he was born in the United States. I hope – but I want to get rid of the word hope, I want to know for sure – I hope that he was born in the United States and I hope this doesn’t become a big issue.”
Trump defended so-called “birthers,” explaining, “They just want to see the president was born in this country.”
He also called into question Hawaii’s Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie for suggesting he remembered when Obama was born nearly a half century ago.
“I’ll bet he didn’t even know the parents 50 years ago,” Trump said. “I think it’s absolutely insane. What he’s doing is taking a bullet for the party by making a statement that, ‘I remember.'”
Trump also wondered why no doctors or nurses have come forward to announce their presence at Obama’s birth.
“Here’s the president of the United States, and no doctor, no nurse, nobody’s come forward saying, ‘I delivered that beautiful baby.'”
Donald Trump’s official birth certificate – for full image, including certifying note from registrar, click here (courtesy ABC News)
Earlier in the day, Trump released an image of his own hospital-generated birth certificate from the Jamaica Hospital in Queens, N.Y., and brought up Obama’s spending of large sums of money to keep the history of his early years under wraps. He followed later by releasing his official, vault-copy birth certificate.
“He spent millions of dollars trying to get away from this issue.
Millions of dollars in legal fees trying to get away from this issue. I
brought it up just routinely. All of a sudden a lot of facts are
emerging, and I’m starting to wonder myself whether he was born in this
country,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends.”
“This guy either has a birth certificate or he doesn’t,” he added. “I didn’t think it was such a big deal, but I will tell you it’s
turning out to be a very big deal. Because people now are calling me
from all over saying please don’t give up on this issue.
As WND reported just a week ago, 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.