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Video: Trump argues with CNN anchor over Birtherism. He's up in the GOP polls too.
Hotair ^ | 04/07/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 04/07/2011 2:27:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

He argued about it with Meredith Vieira on the Today Show this morning too but Suzanne Malveaux was better prepared for him this afternoon.

Three things here.

One: I’m not sure why he thinks it’s so far-fetched that Neil Abercrombie, the new governor of Hawaii, would remember Obama as an infant. Granted, it’s an amazing coincidence that they’re both now prominent Democrats, but Obama Sr. and his wife must have made quite the striking couple in the early 60s when interracial marriage was still illegal in many states. I’ll bet a lot of people who met them and their little one at the time remember them.

Two: Unless Trump’s thinking of some other interview with Obama’s grandmother, Malveaux’s right that the whole “she admits he was born in Kenya!” meme is based on a misunderstanding. You can read the transcript of the key part of that interview here. She’s also right that some of The One’s childhood friends have reminisced about him publicly, contra what Trump claimed not long ago on “The View” about no one in his past remembering him (He seems to have dropped that talking point now.) If he’s serious about building a base by impressing Birthers, you would think he’d see these factual challenges coming and be ready to parry them.

Three: Some of the love for Trump in the polls right now is due to his willingness, as Rush Limbaugh says, to go right at Obama by bringing up subjects that his fans in big media has declared to be off the table. Okay, but that’s partly a function of the fact that the base is unenthused thus far about its choices for 2012, especially with tea-party rock stars like Palin, Pence, and Rubio sitting things out. If, say, Palin jumped in and started to “go right at Obama” on, say, spending, it’s easy to imagine the conservative reception for Trump’s Birther broadsides turning from amusement and applause for his fearlessness to annoyance and even anger that he’s sucking media oxygen away from more substantive lines of attack and making it easier for the media to “kookify” the GOP. No one has a problem with it now because no one’s in the race yet, just Pawlenty and Cain and a bunch of heavy hitters weighing their options. But once the race is on and we get deeper into policy (speaking of which, did Trump really tell Joe Scarborough that we should seize Iraq’s oil fields?), who’s going to want to hear this?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birtherism; birthers; certifigate; donaldtrump; naturalborncitizen; palin; trump
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1 posted on 04/07/2011 2:27:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The lib talking heads trying to trump each other and Trump. Pretty fun day, so far.


2 posted on 04/07/2011 2:35:33 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Trump is working for the GOP here. He’s bringing out the sticky issue as an outsider so that none of the mainstream candidates have to. He has the name recognition to do it and receive intervirews, but without a political career to put at risk from this line of attack.


3 posted on 04/07/2011 2:37:16 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll bet a lot of people who met them and their little one at the time remember them.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Except for the brain fried Abercrombie where are these other people?


4 posted on 04/07/2011 2:40:27 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: SeekAndFind

“there is lots of evidence on this side...”

Nice of DNCNN to admit they have a dog in the hunt.

Pray for America


5 posted on 04/07/2011 2:41:14 PM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t believe there ever was a “marriage” between Obama SR & Stanley Ann......interracial or not.

SR still had a wife in Kenya & a couple of kids.

She was a stupid 17 y/o who got herself in deep with ‘an exotic black man’ & got knocked up.

IF there was ANY KIND of CEREMONY—I will bet that it was a hippie/flower children thing done by whomever-—but it would have been bigamy on the part of SR to actually have participated in a Marriage Ceremony. Since he was a Foreign Aid student or an Exchange student, that would have jwopardized his status as such.

Has ANYONE found record of such a marriage or record of a divorce by these two???

Please advise.


6 posted on 04/07/2011 2:41:17 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the main reason Trump is up in the polls is becasue he doesn’t mind spitting in the opposition’s face.


7 posted on 04/07/2011 2:44:03 PM PDT by moovova (Obama...a president who can’t decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday...)
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To: SeekAndFind
I just watched the entire interview and, for my money, Trump beat Suzanne Malveaux like a rented mule.

Here's the money quote...

"Certificate of Live Birth doesn't prove anything...you can't even get a driver's license with a Certificate of Live Birth."

8 posted on 04/07/2011 2:44:42 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Onelifetogive

Having Trump is genious. He can roll around in the mud like a pit bull, dragging Obama down with him and make some other Presidential candidate, at a later date, look Presidential, even a “right wing Tea Party’er”.

Best...Strategery...Ever.


9 posted on 04/07/2011 2:44:53 PM PDT by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

It’s is SUCH a Happy Feeling.. what Trump has given me! Oh yes indeed.

Finally the truth is coming out!


10 posted on 04/07/2011 2:46:51 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: SeekAndFind

Won’t it be a hoot if Trump makes the birth certificate issue hot enough that other candidates eventually have to pick up on it and take a stand as well?

I’ve never been a huge Trump fan but on his handling of this issue I think he’s quickly approaching brilliance.


11 posted on 04/07/2011 2:47:22 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: bray
“there is lots of evidence on this side...”

Then why hasn't he SHARED ANY OF IT???

BTW, thanks for your great work here at FR.

12 posted on 04/07/2011 2:50:18 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 to be the year of ME!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
"Certificate of Live Birth doesn't prove anything...you can't even get a driver's license with a Certificate of Live Birth."

In which state?

13 posted on 04/07/2011 2:50:24 PM PDT by Kleon
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OMG thank you Donald Trump for finallyyyyyyyyy laying the smackdown on that smug tramp Suzanne Malveaux.


14 posted on 04/07/2011 2:50:45 PM PDT by exist
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trump doesn't have to get caught in all the minutia. The fact that zero's life is a black hole filled with BS is enough to take issue with. Any candidate that won't release his bc, transcripts and other documentation of his life is hiding something and should be smoked out.
15 posted on 04/07/2011 2:52:51 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: UNGN

Trump is doing it for Clinton , not republicans.


16 posted on 04/07/2011 2:54:25 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: UNGN

Trump is doing it for Clinton , not republicans.


17 posted on 04/07/2011 2:54:25 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: SeekAndFind
Unless Trump’s thinking of some other interview with Obama’s grandmother, Malveaux’s right that the whole “she admits he was born in Kenya!” meme is based on a misunderstanding.

I've noticed Trump avoids the "stronger" birther arguments and focuses instead on things that are easily debunked.

18 posted on 04/07/2011 2:56:28 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: SeekAndFind
The blithering nasty idiot-savant allahpundit writes:
I’ll bet a lot of people who met them and their little one at the time remember them.
I'll take that bet for $600.
19 posted on 04/07/2011 2:57:25 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Onelifetogive
He has the name recognition to do it and receive interviews, but without a political career to put at risk from this line of attack.

And maybe there's a promise of an appointment to the "Court of Saint James" waiting at the end of the line? Just to patch things up. Also wouldn't it be nice if the Brits invited HIM to the wedding?

20 posted on 04/07/2011 2:58:55 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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