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Trump's back! Casting doubt on birth certificate

Donald Trump

After fanning the flames of doubt that pressured Barack Obama to publicize a purported copy of his official birth certificate, Donald Trump’s latest statements suggest the White House-released document may be a fake.

“I don’t know exactly what he showed,” Trump told the Faith & Freedom Coalition annual conference in Washington, D.C., over the weekend, ” but you know, someday somebody’s gonna figure that one out.”

The famed businessman also intoned, “Nobody is protected like Barack Hussein Obama,” Politico reports. “I have never seen press that is so protective of a human being before.”

Get the inside details on what could be the most serious constitutional crisis in modern history, in “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama is Not Eligible to be President.”

Though Trump’s true stance on the document remains muddied, WND reported Jerome Corsi, author of “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama is Not Eligible to be President,” claims Trump was “pumping [him] for information” on the birth certificate.

Corsi reports a conference call with WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah in which the building magnate said he is concerned about the validity of the document released April 27 by the Obama White House. Farah confirms Trump questioned the authenticity of the birth certificate and said others around him do as well.

Listen to Corsi’s account of the conversation with Trump:

The image has been challenged by a number of experts in the field, yet the original has not been publicly seen, much less analyzed.

The state of Hawaii said it inserted “safety paper” into a copy machine and copied onto the new paper the original image from its state records. However, state officials were unwilling to confirm to WND after the image was released that what was issued by the White House was, in fact, an accurate representation of their original records.

During their conversation, Trump told Corsi his own computer expert told him at the release that it was a computer-generated document.

That opinion has been repeated many times, and WND has reported on a few of the objections that have been raised by various experts:

Perhaps most significant unresolved issues is that two weeks before Obama finally released his “long-form birth certificate,” Hawaii’s former Health Department chief Chiyome Fukino – the one official who claimed to have examined Obama’s original birth document – was interviewed by NBC News’ national investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff, who reported that Fukino told him she had seen the original birth certificate and that it was “half typed and half handwritten.”

However, the document released by the White House was entirely typed. Only the signatures and two dates at the very bottom were “handwritten.” What Fukino described is apparently a different document from what Obama released to the public.

Among other questions that remain about the document:

In addition, the SmokingGun.com website notes several irregularities with the Obama birth certificate that do not appear on the Nordyke twin’s birth certificates:

There are those Obama critics, too, who says that the document released by the White House, if authentic, actually proves Obama’s ineligibility. They cite the indication that Barack Obama Sr. was listed as the father, but he never was a U.S. citizen. They contend those who wrote the requirement for presidents to be a “natural born citizen” disqualified dual citizens at birth, such as Obama.

Obama Jr. himself even seemed to hold that position, suggesting in a resolution he co-sponsored to address Sen. John McCain’s status as a “natural born Citizen” that the status requires “American citizen” parents.

During much of April Trump made regular appearances on talk shows and news broadcasts, and almost every time either he or the interviewer raised questions about Obama’s eligibility. At the same time, he regularly was in conversation with Corsi and others who helped Corsi investigate the Obama eligibility dispute about the evidence that exists.

As a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll demonstrated, by raising questions about Obama’s eligibility repeatedly, going as far as suggesting Obama’s tenure might be illegal, Trump rose in popularity among GOP voters.

In that poll, 19 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said they’d likely support Trump for the 2012 GOP nomination.

His support rose from only 10 percent just a month earlier.

WND has reported on Trump’s statements regarding Obama’s eligibility:

“There’s something fishy about the whole thing,” Trump has said of Obama’s background, birth story and constant refusal to release a wide range of documents that would reveal information about his heritage and upbringing.

Trump has also been skeptical regarding the oft-cited 1961 Honolulu newspaper notices.

“I see so much fraud in this world, an ad like that could have been staged. I see so many fraudulent things going on that would be like the least of it,” Trump said.

He suggested it was incredible that no doctor, nurse or other person has come forward to recall the birth of such a famous person.

Trump told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly the significance of the dispute isn’t clear to many people.

“If you are going to be the president of the United States you have to be born in the United States – and there is doubt [about Obama],” he said. “If he wasn’t born in this country, it’s one of the great scams.”

Trump also was on MSNBC, where he was asked whether it was a serious issue:

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“There is certainly a chance that he was not born in this country. Now if he was not born in this country, that means he can’t be president. It’s very simple,” Trump explained.