One thing you've got to give Donald Trump credit for: The man knows business! He knows that you don't become a gold-plated caricature of an obscenely wealthy classless bore by sticking your toe into a swimming pool filled with gold doubloons. You've got to jump all the way in. Seize the money! Carpe dinero! Or whatever.
So, two week ago, when he casually threw his lot in with paranoid conspiracy theorists by mentioning that Barack Obama was maybe not a natural born citizen, that simply would not do. Donald Trump, he has to go ALL IN! And that's exactly what he's doing…
Trump… said that since his first public statement on the issue last week "a lot of facts are emerging" that are making him question more seriously where Obama was born.
"I am really concerned," Trump said during an appearance on Fox News. "You have no doctors, you have no nurses … that remember."…
In 2008, the Obama campaign produced a certification of live birth that reports his birthplace as Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended kindergarten there before moving to Jakarta, Indonesia with his stepfather at age six. Trump, like others who question the president's birth place, is not satisfied with the certification of live birth.
"They give you a certificate of live birth, which anybody can get. Just walk into the hospital and you get a certificate of live birth," he said. "It's not even signed by people."
Wow, so he's really doing this. Like, really really doing this. So, is he really just gonna wear that "birther" label like a platinum diamon-encrusted tiara?
"I don't like the term birthers. I think it's unfair to them. These are people that want to see a birth certificate. They want to know the president was born here."
Yeah, I hear that people who believe in racial stratification also object to the word "racist." You know, there's a reason why those words are considered pejoratives, and it might not be the words themselves that are the problem.
Tags: Barack Obama, Birthers, Donald Trump, Hawaii, Primaries, Republicans