Trump: I have a little bit of doubt that Obama was born here

posted at 7:20 pm on March 17, 2011 by Allahpundit

Look at it this way. If Huck and Palin don’t run, the only guy at the debates who might be even mildly colorful is Haley Barbour. Reason enough to hope that Trump jumps in and provides the invaluable Gravel/Sharpton service of livening things up as a quirky outsider. In fact, given his assessments of Romney and Pawlenty, Trump himself seems to understand that that’s his opening.

Matt Lewis is right, incidentally, that this clip will go further towards mainstreaming Birtherism than anything a Republican pol has said. Trump’s media reach is long, so he’s apt to reach audiences that don’t otherwise pay attention to politics or the birth certificate issue. Which is ironic, since the whole point of this is to exploit Birtherism’s use as an ideological screen to “prove,” in a crude way, his alleged conservative bona fides. It’s a political move packaged as an apolitical exercise in “straight talk,” aimed at demonstrating his politically incorrect fearlessness to primary voters who might consider backing him as a protest choice.

As for the substance of it, Obama’s classmates from elementary school in Indonesia and high school in Hawaii have talked to reporters about him, so it’s not true that “nobody knows who he is until later in his life.” Things get hazier during his Columbia years, but there are people who remember him from that period too. Ah well.


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One thing that does bother me is the fact that someone was poking around in the candidates’ passport records in 2008. A key witness in that case was later murdered.

That’s pretty messed up.

Missy on March 17, 2011 at 10:50 PM

So why spend a million dollars on lawyers to stop the release of the Long Form Birth Certificate? There’s something being hidden and any Republican who did anything remotely similar would never hear the end of it from the New York Times, CBS and NPR etc.

Fred 2 on March 17, 2011 at 11:31 PM

One thing that does bother me is the fact that someone was poking around in the candidates’ passport records in 2008. A key witness in that case was later murdered.

That’s pretty messed up.

Missy on March 17, 2011 at 10:50 PM

How Clintonesque.

Slowburn on March 18, 2011 at 1:01 AM

One thing I like about Trump is his unapolgetic American bravado. More conservatives need to pick this up and stop being so bashful. Call China out by name, call Pakistan and Afghanistan out by name, ridicule the UN on stage; most Americans do this anyway so why not a candidate for President?

Trump clearly isnt’t schooled on the issues, and his conservatvie credentials are not to be trusted, but his unapolgetic American chest pounding is refreshing.

Daemonocracy on March 18, 2011 at 1:04 AM

Liberals Then: George Bush got a DUI 30 years ago, he is not fit to be president.

Liberals Now: Who cares if Obama can’t show a BC, or college transcripts or medical records or a passport or any friend from before high school? That’s all ancient history.

angryed on March 18, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Allah underestimates Trump. I think he would make a great president. I know Obama is a rotten piece of crap president. Trump trumps Obama and frankly every bland repub candidate I have seen so far. I’m still waiting for another contender. What’s wrong with a Trump when we have an obama?? At least Trump pays for his own plane owning it and all.

Sherman1864 on March 18, 2011 at 2:39 AM

Somewhere there is a Demrat that cares about their country and will not let this kind of lie have life for long, unless they are really really scared.

-dhunter

LOL! Oh god what a howler! I’m pissing myself!LOL!

sartana on March 18, 2011 at 3:09 AM

Trump also doubts the official story of 9/11.

“Pull” Trump Tower

V-rod on March 18, 2011 at 4:51 AM

Forget Birther…

I am an EARTHER! I no longer believe Obama is from this planet.

Jack Bauer on March 18, 2011 at 7:23 AM

Obama’s classmates from elementary school in Indonesia and high school in Hawaii have talked to reporters about him

No one debates that he went to high school in hawaii. Who was his high school girlfriend? Who was his college girlfriend? How come people who were in the same classes and clubs he was supposed to be in at colombia don’t remember him? allah, always the loyal liberal, thinks anyone who has questions is crazy.

peacenprosperity on March 18, 2011 at 7:32 AM

angryed on March 18, 2011 at 1:28 AM

this

cmsinaz on March 18, 2011 at 8:05 AM

We can put Wikileaks out of business by dumping sensitive information into whatever vault Obama’s long-form, birth certificate is hidden.

PC14 on March 18, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Anyone who give money to Schumer and Weiner has no compass, they are just wondering around looking for anyone that can help them…smart guy, makes money, seems to be a good dad, but a lost political soul…

right2bright on March 18, 2011 at 1:19 PM

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