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Trump Has 'Just a Little' Doubt Obama Was Born in America
FoxNews ^ | March 17, 2011

Posted on 03/17/2011 6:46:17 AM PDT by maggief

Potential presidential candidate Donald Trump says he has "just a little" doubt that President Obama is U.S.-born but his feeling doesn't make him an "idiot."

The mogul and TV reality star suggested in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Thursday that he's reluctant to discuss the topic because "everybody that even gives any hint of being a 'birther,' a word you didn't use, even a little bit of a hint like, 'gee, maybe you know, just maybe there is this much of a chance,' they label them as an idiot."

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1 posted on 03/17/2011 6:46:20 AM PDT by maggief
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To: LucyT; STARWISE

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/17/trump-says-he-has-doubts-about-obama%E2%80%99s-birth-place/

“If I got the nomination, if I decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They’ll remember me. Nobody comes forward. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life. It’s very strange,” the Celebrity Apprentice host added. “The whole thing is very strange.”


2 posted on 03/17/2011 6:48:27 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

“Just a little”

Well that’s less than his donations to Rahm, Blago, Reid, and every RINO out there.


3 posted on 03/17/2011 6:48:52 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: maggief

Perfect answer by Trump.


4 posted on 03/17/2011 6:49:24 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: maggief

As I posted in another thread, Trump has the money and the resources to check into Barry’s background in a way that no other candidate can or will.

Looks like he may have already done so.


5 posted on 03/17/2011 6:50:20 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: maggief

Donald, the real issue relates to the citizenship status of both of his parents. Where he was born isn’t nearly as important.


6 posted on 03/17/2011 6:50:38 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: maggief
I don't give a flying fickle finger of fate where Barry was born.

What worries me is where and how he was raised.

It amounts to the same thing, and it's the reason the founders put the citizenship requirement in in the first place.

Nobody should be president who wasn't raised in America.

Barry hasn't got the heritage, the education, the mindset or the instincts of an American citizen. And he shows it every day.

7 posted on 03/17/2011 6:51:30 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: maggief

Outstanding.

Make the quivering, timid GOP also rans stand up.

Trump is one way or the other, turning out to be a game changer.

DON’T BACK DOWN TRUMP.

Wow. That’s about the single silliest thing I’ve ever posted here. Because: backing down is the very last thing Trump would ever do.

Ever.

Think about that...


8 posted on 03/17/2011 6:51:46 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: maggief

imagine a billionaire worrying about whether idiots will ridicule him

Donald baby, wake up and smell the coffee and stand up for what you believe or get out of the way


9 posted on 03/17/2011 6:52:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: maggief

It would be nice if just one of these candidate wanna-be’s would educate him or herself on the NBC issue. Most evidence supports the fact he is not constitutionally qualified to be POTUS because his is not an NBC. The location of his birth may be somewhat murky and is certainly confused, but there is enough solid proof that he is NOT eligible under NBC.


10 posted on 03/17/2011 6:53:07 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: maggief

Who seriously gives a rip about anything that Trump says?

He’s about as relevant as Joy Behar is.


11 posted on 03/17/2011 6:53:09 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: maggief
“If I got the nomination, if I decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They’ll remember me. Nobody comes forward. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life. It’s very strange,” the Celebrity Apprentice host added.

I dispute this "reasoning" on the grounds that most people probably do not remember with whom they went to kindergarten. I sure as heck don't.

If Donald Trump wants to beat down the "0bama isn't a citizen" door, then he should provide some solid evidence that irrefutably proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that 0bama isn't a citizen. Anything less will destroy his own credibility and ensure that we are stuck with 0bama until 2017.

12 posted on 03/17/2011 6:54:24 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: GingisK
"Where he was born isn’t nearly as important."

Actually it is. I'm not an expert but there has been a lot of commentary on this in regards to what the laws of citizenship were at the time of his birth. His Father obviously was not a citizen and his mother was. However, his mother was under 18 at the time and the law said something to the effect that if one one parent was a citizen and under 18, the child had to be born in the U.S. to be considered a natural born citizen.

I may have mixed up minor details, but that is essentially the issue in 100 words or less. So if he was born outside the U.S. or it's territories, he's not a natural born citizen and ineligible to be President.
13 posted on 03/17/2011 6:54:46 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: maggief
Birth Certificate; Obama's shame

When you hide your "Certificate of Live Birth" and only show a forged "Certification of Live Birth" it causes normal people to say, "huh?"

But to presstitute whores it is not an issue.

The fact remains - NOT ONE PERSON CAN NAME THE DOCTOR WHO DELIVERED BARRY!

14 posted on 03/17/2011 6:56:04 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: maggief
Why Barry continues to cover up the Long Form is bizarre:

- Wasn't born here to begin with?
- Biological father is really [ ]?
- Would raise "natural born citizen" challenges?
- Wants to keep pigeon-holing the "birthers" as nutjobs?
- Any/all of the above.

15 posted on 03/17/2011 6:57:12 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Right. As a group, they could do it, and unite against him. It would be powerful.

And Trump, while I’m glad he’s in the race as he speaks loads of common sense — needs to stop worrying what anyone thinks — seems that would be #1 requirement to survive the campaign as well as the daily rigors of the presidency.


16 posted on 03/17/2011 6:57:39 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: missnry

Does anyone know the hospital at least?


17 posted on 03/17/2011 6:58:11 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: pnh102

“I dispute this “reasoning” on the grounds that most people probably do not remember with whom they went to kindergarten. I sure as heck don’t.”

I “sure as heck” do! Went to school with those same kids throughout Grade School, Jr. High, and Senior High!


18 posted on 03/17/2011 6:58:11 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: maggief

It will be interesting if the media leftists will now start lampooning Trump as a tea party hack, birther, goofball conspiracy theorists. After all, he is someone they like and respect. Trump opening this up, could take this question mainstream if nothing else...


19 posted on 03/17/2011 6:58:16 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: goldi
Does anyone know the hospital at least?

The fact remains: NOT ONE PERSON CAN NAME THE HOSPITAL BARRY WAS BORN IN.

He simply refuses to release the record that verifies that information.

20 posted on 03/17/2011 7:00:22 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

In order to be a “natural born citizen”, both parents have to be US citizens. The “birthrite citizenship” given to Mexicans and other invaders is the result of an erroneous interpretation.


21 posted on 03/17/2011 7:00:37 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: pnh102
"I dispute this "reasoning" on the grounds that most people probably do not remember with whom they went to kindergarten. I sure as heck don't."

Not only could I tell you some of those names, I could tell you my teacher. Even if you can't do that, I'll bet you or your mother could pull out a kindergarten picture or two.
22 posted on 03/17/2011 7:01:29 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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23 posted on 03/17/2011 7:02:06 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: maggief

24 posted on 03/17/2011 7:02:19 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: pnh102

There is hard evidence, and there is circumstantial evidence.

It’s important to know the difference between the two, and the value of each.

Trump listed some circumstantial evidence.


25 posted on 03/17/2011 7:02:22 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: maggief

He has just invited Chris Matthews to lead the charge against him.


26 posted on 03/17/2011 7:02:37 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Howie66

No, he actually has the ability and resources to be POTUS, and he will actually stand up to those rabid democraps. Could you see him cowering as Boehner and the other RINOS are doing? I think not.

Again, he has a ton of character flaws and I really don’t like the guy, but he definitely knows economics and would whip the dems around for sure. I think he is our only chance against 0.


27 posted on 03/17/2011 7:03:09 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: maggief

He has a “little doubt”? Is that like a “little pregnant”? Say it, Trump, and don’t hedge.


28 posted on 03/17/2011 7:04:17 AM PDT by kdot
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To: GingisK
"In order to be a “natural born citizen”, both parents have to be US citizens."

The Constitution is silent on what constitutes a "natural born citizen". Only that the President has to be one. The term is mentioned one time in the Constitution in Article 2 section 1. The 14th amendment does not mention this phrase. It only outlines what constitutes a citizen. This "natural born citizen" has been left up to the lawmakers to determine. Your interpretation of the phrase (both parents being U.S. citizens) is not the current legal interpretation and I don't believe it has ever been.
29 posted on 03/17/2011 7:07:32 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: maggief
Hussein is using this birth certificate issue to his advantage within the black and other minority communities.

The message is, "You aren't white, therefore you can't be an American".

The probability that there is something on his long form BC that contradicts his personal narrative is far greater than the probability that he was born in Kenya. The probability that he is treating the BC issue as a first line of defense against investigating his citizenship status due to time spent in Indonesia is greater IMO that a BC irregularity.

What Trump should have said was "Because the president acts like a man trying to hide something, my suspicions are aroused that he may in fact be hiding something".

30 posted on 03/17/2011 7:08:22 AM PDT by fso301
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To: missnry

No doctor was present.


31 posted on 03/17/2011 7:09:01 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: goldi

No one knows the hosptital. The hospital claimed was not built at the time of the birth.


32 posted on 03/17/2011 7:09:50 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: CaptainK

The Clinton’s had one of the best private investigator corps in politics. Plus the FBI files. If Baraq isn’t legit, why didn’t they drop the hammer on him in the 2008 primaries?


33 posted on 03/17/2011 7:10:16 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: CaptainK

Maybe he just listened to the public statement of HI Governor Neil Abercrobie who, when asked how his search for Obama’s birth certificate was going, told an interviewer that an investigation had shown there was a “recording of Obama’s birth” “actually written down” in the State Archives.

The only documents from 1961 that are authorized to be stored at the State Archives are registrations of foreign birth.


34 posted on 03/17/2011 7:11:03 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

All my kids are still in school with the kids they went to kindergarten with.............and even though I moved away from my kindergarten I can remember a lot about it.


35 posted on 03/17/2011 7:11:41 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Trump opening this up, could take this question mainstream if nothing else...

This issue for Donald or any other media personality is EASY!

The media framed the issue with the term "BIRTHER."

FIRE BACK, WITH - "Who are the crazy ones, the people who have not seen the birth record that lists doctor/hospital of birth and doubt OR The people who have not seen the birth record that lists doctor/hospital of birth and report as FACT his place of birth?"

36 posted on 03/17/2011 7:11:51 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Joann37

“I think he is our only chance against 0.”

I could not disagree more. He would be another H. Ross Perot and we all know how well that worked out.


37 posted on 03/17/2011 7:12:33 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: pnh102

Gotta love this stuff with WE have to prove he’s not a citizen.... Well that is fine as long as WE have access to his records.
Obama will not release a real birth certificate, his college transcript, even his voting record in the state senate.
So somehow the onus is on us to prove, withotu access to records that he’s lying.
I say the very fact that he refuses to release those records shows who the liar is.
I lean more towards him using the questions with his birth along with the fact that he was adopted by a foreign national to get special treatment in college.
I think all this is tied together.
But of course i can’t prove that because the liar in cheif controls all his records.

Release the stuff, if you are telling the truth i promise to come on here and freely admit i am wrong.
Until then, if you won’t play fair, i see no need to play fair either.


38 posted on 03/17/2011 7:13:30 AM PDT by Willie681
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To: nascarnation

Self interest or they don’t want to end up dead.


39 posted on 03/17/2011 7:13:30 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: DTogo

The part I find curious is where did Baraq secure the huge sums of money it took to “disappear” all his records before he had any significant wealth himself?


40 posted on 03/17/2011 7:13:59 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Balding_Eagle

Many murderers have been convicted on circumstantial evidence......


41 posted on 03/17/2011 7:14:23 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
No doctor was present.

witch doctor Pictures, Images and Photos

DOCTOR PRESENT AT OBAMA BIRTH.

42 posted on 03/17/2011 7:14:23 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

“Barry hasn’t got the heritage, the education, the mindset or the instincts of an American citizen. And he shows it every day. “

Now THAT would make a great tagline...or a bumper sticker!


43 posted on 03/17/2011 7:14:46 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: nascarnation

Saudis, he is their plant.


44 posted on 03/17/2011 7:15:09 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: pnh102
most people probably do not remember with whom they went to kindergarten.

Well, I didn't go to kindergarten, so I have to reason based upon my first grade experience. I was not yet five years old when I started. (Now I'm 60+.) I remember quite a few names now of the others, none of whom became lifelong friends. But that isn't really the question. Rather, it is whether upon hearing a name in the news I would recognize it as someone who was in my first grade class. I think I would have a pretty good batting average with this.

ML/NJ

45 posted on 03/17/2011 7:15:30 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: yldstrk

It’s just so difficult for me to see St. Hillary of the Giant Ambition forgoing some piece of info that might have put her in the WH.


46 posted on 03/17/2011 7:17:14 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Willie681
Gotta love this stuff with WE have to prove he’s not a citizen...

I am not talking about how we the people have to prove that 0bama is not a citizen.

I am saying that if Donald Trump wants to use the "0bama is not a citizen" campaign plank, it is up to him to show irrefutable proof that 0bama is not a citizen. Anything less will destroy his credibility as a candidate. As another poster pointed out, Trump does have the finances to fund such an effort, and could most likely pull it off if he chose to.

47 posted on 03/17/2011 7:19:21 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Howie66

The issue w/Perot was that he was a third party candidate. Trump would run as a Republican, and the contrast between his platform and 0’s would be stunning.


48 posted on 03/17/2011 7:20:02 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Howie66
I could not disagree more. He would be another H. Ross Perot and we all know how well that worked out.

I *mostly* agree with you, but there is a slight chance that Trump could beat up on 0bama so effectively that he drives zer0's negatives way up making it easier for a good conservative POTUS to be elected.

Of course it also makes it more likely that if that were the case then TRUMP would be the likely VP choice (I don't think Trump will be the top choice in any event.)

So, it is a sketchy but possible scenario.

49 posted on 03/17/2011 7:20:40 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: nascarnation

Because Soros had chosen Obama - probably because he could get the black vote and Muslim money - and without Soros Hillary could get nowhere.

There are other things to consider as well. Phil Berg was a Hillary supporter who presented in court the claim that there was a Kenyan birth certificate. In that case and in another case where a Kenyan birth certificate was actually submitted as evidence, the court refused to do anything with the claim.

And even if Hillary herself came out with a lawsuit and documents (being the ultimate “birther” to be ridiculed by the media who was documentably threatened by Soros’ thugs both before and after the election), the legal verification of the document’s genuineness would hit a snag because any country that had birth records for Obama would not come out with verification of that fact; keeping it a question would give them bribery power over Obama once he was elected. What power would they have over Hillary if she was elected?

After what we’ve been through I think a person would have to be absolutely crazy to trust the current system to ever come up with accurate or trustworthy results on verifying eligibility. We have a tendency to think that politics is war, but that’s only the case in republican primaries, because nobody owns the republican party. On the part of the dems, Soros owns the party so there is no real dissension among the ranks. Who Soros ordains gets the good media treatment; who Soros doesn’t ordain may as well go camp out at Ft Marcy Park.

And the same thing holds true once people are elected to Congress. The R’s and D’s alike cover each other’s rear ends. None of them wants real accountability because it would screw up their “sausage making process”. The whole system is corrupt. The only disinfectant is the scrutiny of the public. Not the media, not Congressional committees, not even law enforcement. The public - the people who (aside from the unions) aren’t so easily bought and sold in bulk.


50 posted on 03/17/2011 7:22:57 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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