Skip to comments.Donald Trump Responds (Slams NYT Columnist Gail Collins)
Posted on 04/09/2011 2:31:20 AM PDT by quesney
Re Donald Trump Gets Weirder, by Gail Collins (column, April 2):
Even before Gail Collins was with the New York Times, she has written nasty and derogatory articles about me. Actually, I have great respect for Ms. Collins in that she has survived so long with so little talent. Her storytelling ability and word usage (coming from me, who has written many bestsellers) is not at a high level. More importantly, her facts are wrong!
...I don't need Ms. Collins's advice. There is a large segment of our society who believe Barack Obama, indeed, was not born in the United States. His grandmother from Kenya stated, on tape, that he was born in Kenya and she was there to watch the birth. His family in Honolulu is fighting over which hospital in Hawaii he was born in-they just don't know.
He has not been able to produce a birth certificate -merely a totally unsigned certificate of live birth-which is of very little significance. Unlike a birth certificate, a certificate of live birth is very easy to obtain. Equally of importance, there are no records in Hawaii that a Barack Hussein Obama was born there-no bills, no doctors names, no nurses names, no registrations, no payments, etc. As far as the two notices placed in newspapers, some feel the grandparents put an ad in order to show that he was a citizen of the U.S. with all of the benefits. Everybody, after all, and especially then, wanted to be a citizen.
For some reason, the press protects President Obama beyond anything or anyone I have ever seen.
Open your eyes, Gail, there's at least a good chance that Barack Hussein Obama has made mincemeat out of our great and cherished Constitution!
DONALD J. TRUMP New York, April 7, 2011
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Finally someone not rolling over and playing dead on this issue. Trump egts kudos points on this, he’s taking it to the Obama shills with a 2x4.
It’s a great slam at Collins but, wow, what a horribly-written letter. If I’m ostensibly running for president and I have a letter in the “New York Times”, I wouldn’t want to come across writing like an elementary school student. It doesn’t help the cause much.
Maybe he knows they wouldn’t publish it unless his “word usage is not at a very high level.” Besides, he’s written more bestsellers than you and I put together!
10th grade level, maybe.
“Actually, I have great respect for Ms. Collins in that she has survived so long with so little talent.”
Gotta love Trump. We need more on our side with this sort of gumption.
That there, is a first-rate insult.
Collins is paid to write.
When I read “news” I like just the facts ma’am myself. I read news for knowledge not pretty. I didn’t go to the article but I never thought about how these excerpts were written. He got his point across.
Haven’t read any of Trump’s books, but in general, bestsellers do not guarantee great literary style.
Somehow the piubs think it’s wrong to insult the president with trivial things, this is where thier lossing thier support. We dont need you to be holier than thou we need our questions answered.
Agreed. Great to see somebody not afraid to talk back to the left leaning media.
Most people, who have well written works, have used editors to make their point. Either that, or they’ve taken hours to write what they want to say.
Odds are, Trump mashed this letter out within 15 minutes of having read her column.
He sounds like an idiot.
Again, the self-absorbed boasting gave the letter the content that a snarky editor would publish; I just wonder who’s playing whom?
Trump has guts that you rarely see in politics. We don't need any more Mr. Nice guys. Sharpen your rapier Mr. Trump, we are watching with glee from the sidelines!
The democrats agree with you, especially the liberal media and hard core Obama supporters.
I didn’t hear a thing.
Would you care to revise and extend your remarks so people don’t place you as the pot calling the kettle black?
“He sounds like an idiot”.
How utterly elitist of you. Maybe we need more “Hahvud” liberal arts or English majors who are adept at writing composition. Yeah, that’s ticket!! That type would make a real great president! Holy cr@p, man, who care how he writes, what nonsense.
Yeah, I’m an elitist. That’s what my talking Donald Trump doll told me. lol.
Amelia Bedelia, is that you?
You don’t know what you’re talking about.
What about Tony Schwartz?
Or Meredith McIver?
Bill Zanker? Dave Shiflett?
Trump assumes that if a real reporter actually did the work of a reporter and took down Obama they’d be be the next Woodward/Bernstein.
That’s only if you take down a Republican president.
Whow! You got me there! Guess you win that debate.
Hope your candidate (whoever he or she is) is not as simplistic as that. They do say, show me your candidate and I'll show you your IQ. Hopefully we don't share the same one. I almost have an idea who it is too. If it is the same one I'm thinking, I supported that candidate and that candidate's supporters accused me of being a "basher of that candidate" when I was actually a supporter! I can feel it... I know who your candidate just by your response.
Trumps letter as published:
Even before Gail Collins was with the New York Times, she has written nasty and derogatory articles about me. Actually, I have great respect for Ms. Collins in that she has survived so long with so little talent. Her storytelling ability and word usage (coming from me, who has written many bestsellers), is not at a very high level. More importantly, her facts are wrong!
As far as her comments on the so-called birther issue, I don’t need Ms. Collins’s advice. There is a very large segment of our society who believe that Barack Obama, indeed, was not born in the United States. His grandmother from Kenya stated, on tape, that he was born in Kenya and she was there to watch the birth. His family in Honolulu is fighting over which hospital in Hawaii he was born in-they just don’t know.
He has not been able to produce a birth certificate but merely a totally unsigned certificate of live birth-which is totally different and of very little significance. Unlike a birth certificate, a certificate of live birth is very easy to obtain. Equally of importance, there are no records in Hawaii that a Barack Hussein Obama was born there-no bills, no doctors names, no nurses names, no registrations, no payments, etc. As far as the two notices placed in newspapers, many things could have happened, but some feel the grandparents put an ad in order to show that he was a citizen of the U.S. with all of the benefits thereto. Everybody, after all, and especially then, wanted to be a United States citizen.
The term used by Ms. Collins-birther-is very derogatory and is meant in a derogatory way. Had this been George Bush or almost any other President or Presidential aspirant, they would never have been allowed to attain office, or would have been thrown out of office very quickly.
For some reason, the press protects President Obama beyond anything or anyone I have ever seen. What they don’t realize is that if he was not born in the United States, they would have uncovered the greatest “scam” in the history of our country. In other words, they would become the hottest writer since Watergate, or beyond.
Open your eyes, Gail, there’s at least a good chance that Barack Hussein Obama has made mincemeat out of our great and cherished Constitution!
DONALD J. TRUMP
New York, April 7, 2011
GAIL COLLINS (dumbass) still is stumbling-—>>
THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE If only Hawaii made its birth records public, and charged people a thousand dollars a pop to look at them, the states budget problems would be solved by the conspiracy theorists. However, it doesnt. If you were born in Hawaii and request a copy of your birth certificate, you get a certification of live birth, which the federal government accepts for passports. Barack Obama requested his in 2007, and his campaign posted it on the Internet.
A certificate of live birth is not even signed by anybody. I saw his. I read it very carefully. It doesnt have a serial number. It doesnt have a signature, said Trump on Today.
The document has the stamped signature of the state registrar. The University of Pennsylvanias FactCheck.org made a pilgrimage to the Obama campaign headquarters, examined the document, felt the seal, checked the serial number and reported that it looked fine.
Yeah, Im an elitist. Thats what my talking Donald Trump doll told me. lol.
You still play with dolls???? That doesn’t surprise me.
Gail Collins on The Federales banning of incandescent light bulbs——>>>
born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, NY (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
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.
As for candidates, it's hard to have a candidate when no one has declared. Out of all the potential candidates, I like Mitch Daniels the best(which of course means he has no shot.)
Trump is entertaining. He's a hell of a confidence man. We'll all see how his flirtation with high office turns out.
It’s nice to finally see someone in public life that expresses themselves with no fear of the consequences.
This is how people used to be, before the media age. No fear of how their ideas, thoughts and expressions would be interpreted by anyone else. This is nothing but a pure expression of freedom.
I still think he’s doing this to plow the road for Hillary but I love it.
I doubt it. He was much more sophisticated. His replies had substance. Not name calling. Anyways, it's a shame that your candidate's supporters actually marginalize themselves pushing each other off the ship for giving the slightest criticism meant to help not hurt that candidate.
They just swim to another GOP candidate like several people here and in USENET already have.
I saw MSNBC yesterday and one of the clowns said “this” is proof he was born here.....this is his birth certificate, all the while holding up an ipad with a picture of the COLB.
The day it is one thing when it is actually another....who watches that crap?
The doll is like the old talking GI Joe I had as a kid, except it's Trump in a blue suit. Press the button and he says things like "You really think you're a good leader? I don't", "Go with your gut instinct", and of course, "You're fired."
No, I never worked for George W. Bush.
Indeed, we always need some populism to reach out. Enough with PC, in with some democratic Alinski level talk against them.
Yeah, what we need is a great orator or writer.
That will fix all of this nations ills/s
Actually, the three journalism courses I took as electives made a point to write to an 8th grade audience in the early 70’s. 70-72.
We also want to see Oboingo’s college transcripts so we can see what kind of Muslim oriented and Marxist oriented classes he took. IOW Oboingo majored in 3rd world grievance studies. He is a punk like Malik Shabazz called him. A bamboozling, buck dancer
Maybe he was tailoring his letter in a way that his selected audience (the readers of the NY Times) would understand.
He uses dashes instead of ellipses, semicolons, or periods, which I believe would be correct in the proper context. But rather than ending a sentence with “thereto”, I think it is grammatically correct, albeit, not to a standard in which to slander O GREAT ONE!
“Besides, hes written more bestsellers than you and I put together!”
Thank you. You said what I wanted to say to that guy!
It is refreshing, huh!?!?!??!? About time!
Opponents of the law claim that the newer, more energy-efficient and cost-saving breeds of bulb give a less pleasing light, although that doesn't seem to have dissuaded the American consumers from moving away from the incandescents in droves. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association says demand for the allegedly beloved old bulbs has dropped 50 percent over the last five years.
Which begs the question..
Then why do we need a law?