“‘I am leading a lot of polls and doing very well,’ Trump told Fox News Monday as part of his weekly segment for the network. ‘I can tell you I am their worst nightmare.’…

“‘I am not the person they want to run against,’ he said. ‘They know it, and I know it, and I know it for a fact. Because I have a lot of people that, frankly, are contributors to him and they tell me, ‘Donald you are not the person you want to run against.'”

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“‘I know for a fact that I am the only candidate they are concerned with,’ Trump told The Daily News. ‘They are very concerned because I am challenging him as to whether or not he was born in this country where there is a real doubt.’…

“‘There is no issue that irritates the White House more than the birther issue,’ said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.

“‘They view it as a symbol for those who refuse to acknowledge Obama as a legitimate president,’ he said. ‘The fact that someone as prominent as Trump is bringing this up is a source of real frustration.’

“Sabato predicted that despite the noise Trump is making, he would soon fade away.”

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“Let’s face it: Obama loves when people question his place of birth. Every minute we spend discussing if Obama was born in Kenya is a minute we don’t spend saying that our weakling, perpetually golfing president has only made our economy worse and led us into a third war with nary a word of discussion. It’s time spent not pointing out that Obama promised the most outrageous things in the world – oceans would lower!–and delivered on exactly zero of those promises. Trump dragging this issue back into the spotlight is only good for one person: the American-born Barack Obama.

“Is it unfair, all you birthers out there? Sure, it’s unfair. Republicans waiting for the media to be fair to them will be waiting a long time. The Barack Obama birth certificate story is very similar in nature to the George W. Bush AWOL story. Both have no merit, both are the ‘smoking gun’ opponents hope will end their hated politicians career. Of course, our venerable media picked over the Bush records with a fine tooth comb. Associated Press sued to get the documents. Dan Rather and 60 Minutes wanted so badly to believe that the president had fudged his service that they aired the most obvious forgery of all time in primetime.”

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Via Mediaite.