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Posted on 05/26/2011 7:56:52 PM PDT by RobinMasters
WASHINGTON Donald Trump today issued a written statement to the leftist Mother Jones magazine and other news outlets denying he told Jerome Corsi, author of a new bestselling book about Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility, he suspected the birth certificate released by the White House is fraudulent.
Trump also said he had not read Corsi's book, "Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible To Be President," despite having his staff sign a non-disclosure agreement to get the book three weeks before it was released May 17.
Trump does not deny calling Corsi this week but claims in his statement it was only to congratulate him on the sales of his book.
However, Corsi says Trump repeated a conversation he had weeks ago in a conference call with WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah in which the building magnate said he is concerned about the validity of the document released April 27 by the Obama White House. Farah confirms Trump questioned the authenticity of the birth certificate and said others around him do as well.
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I believe Donald Trump does what he says he will do. He had said when the latest documents were released by the White House that he hoped it was true...and that he was going to look at it.
I guess he did look at the document and found it lacking in validity....which so many others have.
WND has become about as believable as the Weekly World News. It’s only a matter of time before Bat Boy becomes part of the birth certificate conspiracy.
Trump ALWAYS denies reading or hearing about things he obviously has. You may fault Corsi for this book, but he did America a great service with his Swift Boat book in 2004. Has Trump ever done ANYTHING? Has he once visited our troops in Iraq or Afghanistan? Gary Sinise has gone there 20 times. Tim Pawlenty 7 times. Trump has unlimited resources and private jets, yet couldn’t manage it once, but thinks he would be a worthy be commander-in-chief?
Why won’t he re-ignite the issue if it’s a clear fraud? That tells me he is on the other side. Not surprising.
At the WHCD he looked pissed at being heckled by Osama/Obama. If he’d looked any other way he’d look like he was in cahoots. Just acting, like his whole life.
He’ll get some sort of casino bail-out soon, I think.
He has employees to read the book and make a report of what is significant?
This proves Trump is not to be trusted IMHO.
I bought several copies of Corsi’s “not fit for service”
But WND has become little more than an outlet to hawk conspiricy’s and sell conspiracy books.
WND is a reliable source for conservative news.
Why are you spreading disinformation about WND?
What is your agenda?
Trump doesn’t give credibility to the BC question....or TAKE from it.
“The Fraud” is a fraud.
This has been scrutinized for YEARS before Trump inserted himself into the subject. He’s only made himself suspect as to his motivation, now.
Trump is a not too fond memory for me. He should get lost.
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
The Donald won’t get me again.
Trump distancing himself from Farah and Corsi means he's serious about a presidential run. As long as he hangs out with these two knuckleheads, he'll never get any real serious voter support. I was hoping they would all go on the Alex Jones show and “alternative media” themselves into obscurity.
Donald Trump today issued a written statement to the leftist Mother Jones magazine and other news outlets denying he told Jerome Corsi, author of a new bestselling book about Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility, he suspected the birth certificate released by the White House is fraudulent.
At approx 6:50 minutes into Corsi’s radio interview he says that Trump admitted to recently receiving “60 million times 220 million” dollars ! Then Corsi said “No one offered me $120 million dollars recently...” So the exact amount wasn’t cleary indicated, but Corsi specifically referenced this as a “big payoff from NBC” and stated it “looks like you dropped out over that payoff in relationship to the White House...”
If this is true, sounds terribly incriminating for Trump. Sounds like they tempted The Donald right where is most vulnerable, his pocket book. I hope I’m wrong.
UPDATE: Well, it looks like I should have gone with my gut and been more suspicious of the lack of direct quotes in the WND post. Trump sent us a response that is printed in full below:
I am proud of the fact that I was able to get President Obama to release his birth certificate. President Clinton couldnt do it, Senator Mc Cain couldnt do itno one else could do it! Frankly, many people were surprised that it took so long for this to happen. Is his birth certificate legitimate? I hope it is for the good of the country, but thats for experts to determinenot me. I have not read the book written by Jerry Corsi nor did we discuss whether or not the birth certificate was computer generated or in any way fabricated. I merely asked him how his book was doing and wished him good luck.
That beep - beep - beep sound you hear is the Donald backing away from the Hoax-Huckster Brothers.
I started researching the candidates for Prez and VP in March, 2008, just as I’ve done every national election since 1976.
2008 was the first time information about one of the candidates was literally being wiped from the public forum as I did research. A newspaper would print an article and then it would disappear withing 24 hours.
I saved a great deal of information about Obama only to have my computer hacked and the contents of my hard drives stolen, then wiped clean. My nephew, an able and ethical hacker himself, followed the electronic trail to a Senate office building in Washington, D.C.
It was then I found websites containing facts about the past of Barak Hussein Obama II. His real name is Barry Soetoro and he has over three dozen SSNs.
There is no conspiracy. He is a con artist who went into politics using his wife’s political connections with the Daley Machine in Chicago to shield him from the law.
I bought Corsi’s book, which is well researched, and have been gratified that he has discovered everything that I had over the past three years, and then some.
I strongly suggest you read his book BECAUSE it is no longer a conspiracy, it is real and still happening.
No wonder you started that first long thread in 2008. I’ve been on board from the very beginning.
AGREE! And ditto!
Baloney! All the articles they have ever written are still available on WND website, please share one example?
Excuse me, but it’s sheeple like you that are what’s wrong with this Country. It’s not a conspiracy even though you leftists like to spew that lie on a regular basis. The man is not eligible, period. He will be brought to justice, mark my words. Soon!
Yeah, a decade ago.
Today, WingNut Daily bears little resemblance to the site it started out as and an increasing resemblance to Alex Jones' Prison Planet or Infowars (where Corsi's latest book is a featured product right next to "There's Poison In The Tap Water" t-shirts).
Didn’t Corsi say last week that he thought Trump was a democrat sting operative?
Blue dress - enquirer
Edwards campaign fraud & mistress - enquirer (or was it the globe?)
CBS - Fake but real Bush AWOL papers
and silence or complicity in most matters relating to democrats in power
The truth is not exclusive to the major networks, or haven’t you noticed?
I called it from day one. Trump is a front for the DNC. He is a liar and a fraud. Any Freeper that still believes in this idiot is just a fool.
I think Trumps plays for what benefits Trump the best.
I think Trump plays for what benefits Trump the best.
I think he has badly misjudged things here then. I was one of those who spoke well of him here. His disappearance is just too pat. He established himself as the uber-birther and now he has nothing to say? Uh, uh.
Trump is the cur that didn't bark.
Yes, I agree. Trump is friends with Soros.
Are you kidding? WND is a joke now. It's become World Birther Daily. The articles lately are mostly laughable attempts to get people to buy the Corsi/WND book. Just the other day I saw a commentary from WND by Farah linked here in which he proclaimed we may be witnessing the final days of the Barack Obama regime over the birth certificate. I mean come on, this stuff isn't just wrong it's down right stupid. Only completely fanatically blinded birther conspiracy theorists could possible believe there is even the slightest chance that Obama will be taken down by this nonsense.
I seem to remember years ago WND being a decent site, but nowadays it's just conspiracy theory central. I take it about as seriously as the Weekly World News. Both can be entertaining now and again, but you wouldn't actually trust anything they say.
You belong at DU.
WND is one of the few places to get conservative information.
Why would you come here, to FR, and trash WND? What is your agenda?
I can recall when "World Net Daily" was widely referred to as "World Nut Daily..." here on FR.
Then they come out with all the birther stuff, and because it's popular here, all of sudden they have pristine credibility among a lot of FReepers.
I personally have noted multiple errors of fact in their coverage of the issue. Best case scenario, they're not as careful with their facts and analysis as they need to be. Worst case scenario, they're deliberately fleecing you on the book sales and advertising on all the traffic generated to their site.
Really? Because I think WND has become a garbage conspiracy site?
Well, another FReeper summed up my thoughts perfectly when he posted, "Corsi and Farah have totally gone off the deep end with their ridiculous conspiracy theories..."
Maybe you should call that guy a troll and tell him to go back to DU.
This kind of stuff is okay:
and now you are badmouthing WND?
What’s going on?
WND is treated with credibility here by some whenever they are on those freeper’s side of an issue.
WND got a lot of support when they were on the “right” side of the Campeon/Ramos Border Patrol trial. They know how to pick the “right” side of issues that will get them money and support.
Its ok.... those women are conservatives
...and clearly “not guilty”.