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Trump: 'Why Can't He Produce a Birth Certificate?'
National Journal ^ | 03/28/2011 | Katy O'Donnell

Posted on 03/28/2011 7:58:34 AM PDT by Smokeyblue

Real estate mogul and potential 2012 presidential contender Donald Trump defended his questioning of President Obama’s birth certificate Monday morning with a defiant, “this guy either has a birth certificate or he doesn’t.”

“I am really concerned,” Trump said in a phone interview on Fox & Friends. “You have no doctors that remember, you have no nurses -- this is the president of the United States -- that remember. … He could have been born outside of this country. Why can’t he produce a birth certificate?”

Trump, who has been flirting with a run for president, first made a remark about the so-called “birther” issue last week on The View. Obama provided news organizations with a scan of his birth certificate during his 2008 campaign, which some oulets also independently vetted.

“I brought it up just routinely, and now I’m starting to wonder myself whether he was born in this country,” Trump said Monday.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birthers; certifigate; donaldtrump; naturalborncitizen; obama
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Trump: 'Why Can't He Produce a Birth Certificate?' Billionaire, businessman, and… birther?

1 posted on 03/28/2011 7:58:39 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

The Democrats made McCain present his long form birth certifice to the US Senate in 2008. Obama needs to do the same!


2 posted on 03/28/2011 8:03:04 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Smokeyblue

Here’s the vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUeZ_AMLKVc


3 posted on 03/28/2011 8:03:04 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Smokeyblue
“You have no doctors that remember, you have no nurses

I agree with Trump that Obama should release his long form birth certificate (did he even officially release his short form one, or did that just show up on a website without a chain of custody?), but arguing that the doctors and nurses don't remember is pretty weak. How many remember every birth they attended forty-some years ago? It's not like there was a star shining over the hospital and three wise men from the East dropped by with gifts to make the Birth of Obama more memorable than any other birth that day.

4 posted on 03/28/2011 8:04:04 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Smokeyblue

Why can’t (won’t) he produce college transcripts, high school and grade school records, or a detailed medical history (all of which we’ve seen from all other recent Presidents) either?


5 posted on 03/28/2011 8:06:00 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Smokeyblue

You need a BC to get a state id card. You need a BC to get a passport, but somehow it’s unreasonable to ask obama to produce his to sit in the Oval Office?


6 posted on 03/28/2011 8:06:57 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: KarlInOhio

Someone in the hospital at the birth would have remembered the white mother, no father, and a black baby.


7 posted on 03/28/2011 8:07:12 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: KarlInOhio
I agree with Trump that Obama should release his long form birth certificate

Mike Huckabee would disagree.

8 posted on 03/28/2011 8:07:44 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Just saying.......)
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To: Boardwalk

Keep the heat on him Donald. Thanks for taking on the fight.


9 posted on 03/28/2011 8:08:03 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Smokeyblue

Trump is carrying Hitlery’s jockstrap.


10 posted on 03/28/2011 8:08:09 AM PDT by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: Smokeyblue

I don’t believe that Trump has any intention of running for President.. I believe his “questions” are part of a focused attack by members of the Democratic party. The want obama out of the White House, but at the same time do not want any direct(public) involvement in removing him, or accepting blame for allowing him to be in the office.


11 posted on 03/28/2011 8:08:19 AM PDT by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: Smokeyblue
He was on Fox and Friends via telephone this morning. He brought up the same questions about Obama and the BC. Brian tried to end the interview but did not succeed. Trump got his BC questions in!
12 posted on 03/28/2011 8:08:39 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: pgkdan

Wonder if he ever registered for the draft.

Doubtful but someone ought to ask.


13 posted on 03/28/2011 8:09:21 AM PDT by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: dragonblustar

Mike Who ?


14 posted on 03/28/2011 8:09:59 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Smokeyblue
I'm not much on Trump, and can's say that I think he's Presidential material-but I give him full credit for having cojones and daring re. this issue.
A President who is not a legally born citizen IS A BIG DEAL. It's illegal. We all know why this is being stonewalled. If it were proven that he was foreign born either he would prevail or the Constitution would. Both could not be defended.
Keep at it, Mr. Trump!
15 posted on 03/28/2011 8:10:10 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Smokeyblue
...this guy either has a birth certificate or he doesn’t.

That's the whole story in just one line, right there.

You can tell what someone is trying to hide by the ways they try to hide it...and shelling out over a million bucks to hide his past shows something mighty suspicious is going on.

Busting this scandal wide open would solve a lot of the other pending problems by nullification.
16 posted on 03/28/2011 8:10:23 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: KarlInOhio

“It’s not like there was a star shining over the hospital and three wise men from the East dropped by with gifts to make the Birth of Obama more memorable than any other birth that day.”

They didn’t? Somehow I’d gotten the impression during the 2008 campaign that perhaps they had and I simply hadn’t been paying attention...Admittedly, I was only 10 back in 1961, but only 2 years later, Kennedy got shot, and that I remember quite vividly.


17 posted on 03/28/2011 8:10:45 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Smokeyblue

Trump may be the only one with enough money & connections to force this issue. Glad someone has the guts to do it! FINALLY!


18 posted on 03/28/2011 8:10:56 AM PDT by blondee123 (Japan in MAJOR CRISIS & ZERO PARTIES ON! IMPEACH HIM!)
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To: KarlInOhio
It's not like there was a star shining over the hospital and three wise men from the East dropped by with gifts to make the Birth of Obama more memorable than any other birth that day.

That's what O' supporters think...

19 posted on 03/28/2011 8:11:59 AM PDT by RockinRight (C'mon people - enough with the FR circular firing squad.)
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To: Smokeyblue

Behind closed doors, the Obama Regime is scared to death of Trump.

And Trump is just getting started. I heard him go after the complete cover-up and hiding of the Obama (non-existent) academic and job history.


20 posted on 03/28/2011 8:13:45 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: blondee123

I do remember, back when he was first elected to the IL Senate, that there were news stories about the unlikely event and that he was from Kenya. A complete review of local IL papers and news in that time might turn up what I remember..I have not been able to find it. This was long before his national fame.


21 posted on 03/28/2011 8:15:32 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Smokeyblue
Way to go Donald.
Now don't quit on this.
Once ZERO has been exposed as the fraud we all know he is, Donald can go back to making money, and get out of politics.

Donald, you just would not make a good President, but you do seem to be a good birther.

22 posted on 03/28/2011 8:16:34 AM PDT by DeaconRed (It is past time to freeze ZERO. . . . . Like he is doing to just about everything in our economy.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

The birth announcement in the Honolulu paper at the time makes me think he was very likely born there. Is it possible his family could have manipulated that ad at the time? Sure, anything is possible. But it doesn’t seem very likely to me.

If they were so intent at the time to make it seem like he was born in the USA, then why go to Kenya to give birth in the first place?


23 posted on 03/28/2011 8:16:48 AM PDT by TroutGuy
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To: KarlInOhio
Any doctor or nurse who was in the business of delivering babies on the day that Obama was born would surely check back through their records and see if they did in fact deliver the President of the United States. That would guarantee some pretty big bragging rights and cocktail party conversations. The fact that NO medical professionals or even any hospital staff members have come forward speaks volumes.
24 posted on 03/28/2011 8:17:16 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: blondee123

The reason Trump says he is a really smart guy and wants to know where the BC is, he is tired of anyone asking, being called stupid or labeled Birther to be demeaned.


25 posted on 03/28/2011 8:18:27 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: KarlInOhio
arguing that the doctors and nurses don't remember is pretty weak. How many remember every birth they attended forty-some years ago?

In Hawaii in 1961, how many black babies were born to white mothers? That alone would have made it likely that a doc or nurse would remember.

26 posted on 03/28/2011 8:18:46 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: omegadawn

I like your analysis.The only other avenue I’d pursue is that the publicity hound in Trump is working with Soros MMFA to make the BC controversy the shouting point in the GOP primaries and make the party look like tin foil hat, black helicopter, conspiracy kooks. All this making an Obama second term look reasonable by contrast.


27 posted on 03/28/2011 8:19:33 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: Smokeyblue
Donald Trump

born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, NY (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Frederick Christ Trump, born October 11, 1905 in Queens, NY, died June 1999 in Queens, NY
Mary Ann MacLeod, born May 10, 1912 in SCOTLAND, died August 7, 2000 in Queens, NY. Arrived in US October 5, 1935. Married January 1936. Naturalized as a US Citizen March 10, 1942.

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Donald Trump is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

28 posted on 03/28/2011 8:19:51 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: KarlInOhio
How many remember every birth they attended forty-some years ago?

A white 18 year old girl giving birth to a black child in the early 1960's would be unusual, exceptionally so.

29 posted on 03/28/2011 8:20:12 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Smokeyblue

There is something there but I have no real idea what it is.

Maybe he doesn’t want anyone to know who his real Father is?

I can’t think of anything else but it is strange the way he is acting.


30 posted on 03/28/2011 8:22:49 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: TroutGuy

Oh come on!
All they had to do was send grandma down to the paper and she told them when and where he was born.
No need for any confirmation in the form of a birth certificate was required.
This was 1961? or sometime there about. All you had to do was tell the newspaper of the birth and they would put it in the paper.
It proves nothing.


31 posted on 03/28/2011 8:23:53 AM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. Obamacare is a crime)
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To: Smokeyblue

Where is it????


32 posted on 03/28/2011 8:25:08 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Boardwalk
Someone in the hospital at the birth would have remembered the white mother, no father, and a black baby.


Especially in 1961, when interracial marriage was still ILLEGAL in many states...

33 posted on 03/28/2011 8:25:22 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: Smokeyblue
Dear Donald Trump, Please also mention Obama's hidden college records. Did he apply to college as an American or as a foreign national? Did the President of the United States once answer the application question "Are you an American citizen?" by checking the box marked "No"?
34 posted on 03/28/2011 8:25:27 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BluH2o

The reason he didn’t have to show a BC was because Pelousy already knew he didn’t meet the requirements so she covered it up. Also the vetting form for Hawaii is different than those for the rest of the states. All these small cracks are getting larger. Keep the pressure on there Trump!


35 posted on 03/28/2011 8:25:37 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: blondee123

“Trump may be the only one with enough money & connections to force this issue. Glad someone has the guts to do it! FINALLY!”

I think Trump should make up a list of ALL the missing docs on our mystery-man and put a price tag on each one...ie:
$10 million for the authentic ong form birth certif
$5 million for authentic application for Soc Security number
$5 million for authentic application for U.S. Passport
$5 million for each college application & grades
etc, etc


36 posted on 03/28/2011 8:26:35 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: KarlInOhio
It's not like there was a star shining over the hospital and three wise men from the East dropped by with gifts to make the Birth of Obama more memorable than any other birth that day.

And you know this how? It is certainly not out of the realm of possibility. Wait a 100 years and see if history does not, in fact report that occurrence.

37 posted on 03/28/2011 8:27:18 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Smokeyblue
'Why Can't He Produce a Birth Certificate?'

Hey Don, why don't you admit you are a shill for Hitlery instead of pretending you are a legitimate candidate for the Republican ticket?

38 posted on 03/28/2011 8:29:14 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: pgkdan
You need a BC to get a state id card. You need a BC to get a passport...

Many parents here on FR have stated they needed to produce a BC to sign their children up for little league.

39 posted on 03/28/2011 8:31:07 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: 9422WMR

“Oh come on!
All they had to do was send grandma down to the paper and she told them when and where he was born.”

Ok, but that presupposes that it was very important to the family that Barack be seen as having been born in the US at the time. Well, if that’s the case, why go to Kenya to give birth in the first place? No one disputes that his parents met and got married in Hawaii. I just have a hard time thinking up a motive for any woman to decide “hey, I’ll go fly thousands of miles to give birth in some third world hospital instead of at a modern US hospital, but I want everyone to think I gave birth here, so I’ll make sure mom pulls the wool over the newspapers’ eyes.”

C’mon.


40 posted on 03/28/2011 8:32:01 AM PDT by TroutGuy
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To: Just A Nobody

Whatever it takes, if that means Hillary in the White House, so be it, she is still 100 times better than the Usurper.


41 posted on 03/28/2011 8:32:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Smokeyblue
Found it!

42 posted on 03/28/2011 8:33:55 AM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Smokeyblue
Lets be honest and bottom-line this.

There are only 2 reasons to spend millions to hide your birth certificate:
1. You weren't born in this Country (enough said...case closed).
2. There is embarassing information on the BC. The only thing that could possibly be is another mother or father listed. But, with all the media's help, he could get out of that. They'll say "he can't choose his parents" "he is not lying, that is what his mom told him and that is what he believed" etc. etc. etc.

Which brings us back to only Option 1

43 posted on 03/28/2011 8:35:14 AM PDT by LivingNet
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To: AlphaOneAlpha
LOL. That's a great idea, but Trump is Trump because he is Trump.

And, Trump is much more likely to find a way to make money off of this issue than to spend money on this issue. It's more likely that he will find a way to collect donations to pursue the matter. He won't be spending much of his own money on a presidential election, either.

Let Trump be Trump.

44 posted on 03/28/2011 8:35:29 AM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: KarlInOhio
"...but arguing that the doctors and nurses don't remember is pretty weak."

I agree with you, to a point; furthermore who's to say they'd even still be alive today? A 40 year old ob/gyn in 1961 would be 90 this year.

Having said that, I think there's an interesting contemporary counterpoint in what's become a part of US folklore. In September 1961, a month after Obama's alleged birth, a mixed race couple named Barney & Betty Hill alleged to have had what's become an archetypal alien abduction experience. Now, putting aside one's personal opinions or views on that subject, the overwhelming majority of articles that discuss the incident mention how unusual a mixed-race couple was at that time, and how that fact alone contributed to their reluctance to have their story widely publicized.

Growing up in the '70s and '80s, I had a casual interest in the subject, and virtually everything I read about the Hills mentioned they were a mixed-race couple and how noteworthy that was in the early '60s. Now you could argue that perhaps Hawaii was a little more 'open-minded' about such matters, but I would still argue that a Kenyan exchange student father and a teen-aged mother would still tend to stand out from amont the other births...

45 posted on 03/28/2011 8:36:24 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Carley
Wonder if he ever registered for the draft.
Doubtful but someone ought to ask.

It has been asked...MANY TIMES. Read all about it here.

46 posted on 03/28/2011 8:36:47 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Smokeyblue
Trump is doing well but he is missing the NBC issue and seems not to understand the difference between a Natural BC and a Native BC. How do I get a copy of Vettel and information about and a copy of The British Nationality Act of 1948 to Trump?
47 posted on 03/28/2011 8:36:57 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: dfwgator

“Whatever it takes, if that means Hillary in the White House, so be it, she is still 100 times better than the Usurper.”

The Usurper is so bad, Freepers may even start backing Romney or Gingrich.


48 posted on 03/28/2011 8:37:56 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: dfwgator
Whatever it takes, if that means Hillary in the White House, so be it, she is still 100 times better than the Usurper.

A piece of shit in a gift wrapped box, is still a piece of shit.

49 posted on 03/28/2011 8:38:34 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: KarlInOhio

The problem is there are no verified documents with any such names’ There is one official looking document with names but that one is from a birth in Kenya. No way to validate that document since the Keyan government has sealed any and all related info. Strange that two governments each with a high ranking relative would perform the same act as to one of the relatives. As for me it is also strange that Kenya closed the barn door about the same time that 2 ships with relief supplies were on ththe way, one of which was hijacked for a few days. Adding to coincidences is that Ralm Immanuel around the time took an African vacation with a side trip to Kenya. There are many dots to be connected as to Obama


50 posted on 03/28/2011 8:40:15 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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