Skip to comments.Trump Blasts Blitzer on Birther Interview
Posted on 05/30/2012 1:24:16 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Back to this Trump business. You know, the cable networks are running headlines, something like, "Romney Victory Lap Overshadowed by Trump." And they're all on this theme. Last night Trump was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. Yeah, here it is. It's quite telling. After a report about Trump questioning Obama's place of birth, 'cause he's still out there talking about that, Wolf Blitzer said, "Donald, thanks very much for joining us."
TRUMP: I thought that your introduction was highly inappropriate, but that's okay because I've gotten to know you over the years.
BLITZER: Well, listen, Donald, I never said we weren't gonna talk about the birther issue. We had a conversation earlier today. We didn't discuss at all what we were gonna talk about. I don't know -- (crosstalk)
TRUMP: -- very much and I will tell you it's not an issue that he likes talking about, so what he does is uses reverse psychology on people like you so that you'll report like, oh, gee, he's thrilled with it. He does not like that issue because it's hitting very close to home.
BLITZER: I don't understand why you're doubling down on this birther issue after the State of Hawaii formally says this is the legitimate birth certificate, he was born in Hawaii. Why are you going through all of this, Donald?
RUSH: Trump then answered the question.
TRUMP: A lot of people don't agree with that birth certificate, a lot of people --
BLITZER: But if the State of Hawaii authorizes it, if the State of Hawaii says this is official, he was born in Hawaii, on this date, here it is, why do you deny that?
TRUMP: A lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate --
BLITZER: How can you say that if the -- (crosstalk)
TRUMP: -- don't report it, Wolf, but many people do not think it was authentic. His mother was not in the hospital. There are many other things that came out and, frankly, if you would report it accurately I think you'd probably get better ratings than you're getting, which are pretty small.
RUSH: Yes, Trump finally got in on the CNN fact that nobody watches anymore. And if you guys would just report the truth or be a little bit more open to opposing points of view than the standard administration line every day, you might have more viewers. Now, by the way, just so you know, Trump, the very first sound bite he made reference to the fact that Blitzer didn't tell him that they were gonna be even talking about the birther issue. What happens is you agree to go on one of these shows, I don't care what it is, show like this, the Today show, they always have somebody call you and do a pre-interview. I have been suckered by this, not too many times because it didn't take me long to figure it out. The first time I was on a show like this, it was Crossfire where this first happened, the old Crossfire. At the time it was Robert Novak and it might have been Kinsley.
Anyway, they called and told me what they wanted to talk about. It was nothing close to what they wanted to talk about. The whole purpose of the show was to beat up -- I mean this was late eighties. I flew down to Washington for this. Bob Lassiter, another talk show host, he was on the left, I was on the right. We were talking about issues, and the preinterview was all about the issues we were gonna be discussing. We get down there, the whole show is about how irresponsible talk radio is. The next time I was asked to be on a show, I did the pre-interview, same thing happened. They asked me a bunch of stuff, and I told 'em what I thought. I thought I was being helpful. But it's actually helping somebody put together this interview segment. The show comes, I show up, sit down, and the discussion has nothing to do with the pre-interview.
There was nobody to advise me on that. I had to learn all it is stuff myself. Which is fine, not complaining. Just telling you. This is how I know it. I know it 'cause it happened. It's not because somebody poisoned my mind with it. So I finally figured what the purpose of the preinterview is twofold. One is what happened to Trump here, set you up, set you at ease that something you may not want to discuss isn't gonna be. You start the interview thinking you're not gonna be talking about it and then they spring it on you. And the second thing is to find out what really ticks you off.
They start asking questions or they make comments and depending on how in the preinterview you react to it, is how you're going to be asked about it if at all during the actual appearance on the show. But the preinterview is never about actually assisting the guest or the host in finding something to talk about that would make a good segment. It's not that. It's all trickery. It's all deceit. I would think Trump, he probably does know it, went through it just for the exercise of it. So Trump has just said to Wolf Blitzer, "If you'd report this birther story accurately, I think you'd probably get better ratings than you're getting, which are pretty small." And now it's Blitzer's turn.
BLITZER: Donald, have you seen the actual newspaper announcements within days of his birth in Honolulu? For example, the Honolulu Star Bulletin, we'll put it up there, you see the birth announcement back in 1961. (crosstalk) Listen to me, Donald. Honolulu --
TRUMP: Can I talk?
BLITZER: -- can I ask the question? (crosstalk)
TRUMP: -- stop defending Obama.
BLITZER: Donald, you're beginning to sound a little ridiculous. I have to tell you --
TRUMP: No, I think you are, Wolf. And let me tell you something. I think you sound ridiculous. Many people put those announcements in because they wanted to get the benefits of being so-called born in this country. Many people did it. It was something that was done by many people, even if they weren't born in the country. You know it, and so do I --
BLITZER: So explain why --
TRUMP: -- and so do a lot of your viewers.
RUSH: Yeah, so do a lot of your viewers. So Blitzer finally says, "Let me tell you who hates this subject, Donald. It's Mitt Romney. He totally disagrees with you on this, including today. He issued a statement. Is Mitt Romney a Democrat, is he an Obama supporter?"
TRUMP: What I speak to Mitt Romney about is jobs. What I speak to Mitt Romney about is China, because he's got a great view on China and now they're trying to destroy our country by takes our jobs and making our products and manipulating their currency so that it makes it almost impossible from our companies to compete. What I speak to him about is OPEC. I don't speak to him about this. You bring it up because you feel it's probably going to get a few more people watching your station, which, unfortunately, they're not.
RUSH: See, go back to the pre-interview. When they talked, nobody at CNN told Trump they're gonna bring this up. They probably told Trump that they're gonna talk about OPEC and China and jobs and the economy and the advice that he's giving. That's probably what they told him. That's how this stuff works. That's how they reel guests in. That's how they utilize the deceit. And then they get you on there and look, the whole interview was about the birther thing, which Trump, now, a smart guy, I'm sure he expected it, not surprised by it, but they didn't tell him. My only point, they didn't tell him that's what they were going to discuss. And he says, "Look, I don't talk to Romney about this."
RUSH: I just got a note from our official climatologist, Dr. Roy Spencer, University of Alabama, Huntsville. He is sitting down soon for a preinterview with Chris Wallace for, I guess, Fox News Sunday. And I was reminded that I may have left something out about this preinterview stuff. The hosts don't do the preinterviews. Chris Wallace is rare. If he's doing his own preinterview, it's rare. It's usually some obscure producer, sometimes the line producer, and rarely (but it's possible) the exec producer will do the preinterview, and it's on the phone.
They interview you on the phone.
But the host is never part of it.
I've never had a host preinterview me for anything. I've had hosts beg me to come on. I don't do preinterviews any more. Well, I don't do these appearances. When I'm on Greta there's no preinterview. I just don't do 'em anymore. But look at what happened here. It's clear. So they get Trump on last night, and yesterday is the day that Romney officially became the nominee, the night he gets enough delegates with Texas. So they get Trump on, they do a preinterview with Trump, and they talk about a lot of things that might come up -- and they leave something out.
They don't tell Trump that they're gonna talk about the birther issue. When they get Trump on, that is the dominant topic, and they get Trump on record -- and then that serves as the media narrative all day today. And the media narrative all day today is, "Trump steps on Romney's big day! Trump takes glory away from Romney!" Meanwhile, we we're told, "Stay away from Reverend Wright! Don't go there again! Don't bring it up! It's not productive; the independents don't like it."
I checked my e-mail and I've got e-mails, "Rush, you better get off this Dolores Huerta stuff. People aren't gonna understand it. They're gonna think you're anti-Hispanic." See, this is how it works. I've not said, "I hate all Democrats." I've not said half the stuff, one-tenth the stuff, that Dolores Huerta or Toni Morrison have said. But I'm the one that's gotta play it close to the vest. These people can say anything they want and we're not supposed to talk about it. We're not supposed to tell anybody. No siree, bobkin! Not at all.
Here's the AP headline: "Romney Clinches Nomination, But Trump Overshadows."
New York Times: "Romney Finds Himself Upstaged by Trump on Big Day."
Reuters: "Trump Birther Remarks Overshadow Romney Appearance."
Los Angeles Times: "Donald Trump Steals Limelight From Romney Campaign."
Detroit Free Press: "Donald Trump Overshadows Romney Nomination."
Yahoo News: "In Vegas, Romney Claims the Nomination; the Focus is on Trump."
And there's another AP story: "Trump Overshadows Romney with Birther Talk."
Now, it was clearly a setup. But, in saying that, Trump ought to know, and I'm sure he figured this was gonna come up. So he takes at risk going on the show and he knows it's gonna happen.
The run up to the Sheriff Arpaio press briefing sometime next month. The media is going into hysterics. “I hope” the Dims and their Lib Media advocates are taking their ant-depressant meds. LoL.
whether or not he was born in hawaii the IMAGE OF HIS BC WAS A MANUFACTURED FRAUD!!!!
If he was born there THEN WHY?????????????????????
The Department of Homeland Security has Obama’s Alien Registration file. Barry Soetoro returned to Hawaii in 1971 as an Indonesian National. Obama naturalized as a US Citizen in 1983.
A Federal agency’s biographical data supercedes a state’s biographical data.
It’s interesting to see the press’ treatment of this compared to GW’s National Guard accusations.
I can’t fathom why there isn’t a modern day Woodward-n-Berstein investigative reporter out there — for any network. I guess Breitbart was the guy... but there have got to be a lot of reporters in a lots of newsrooms getting ‘squirmy’ the longer this issue stays alive.
Don’t care about birther issues, but how can something Donald Trump said be the headline? Well I know how, the media are evil.
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Meanwhile it is loads of fun watching the liberals go nuts and seeing who are the Republican zombies controlled by liberals.
New York Times: "Romney Finds Himself Upstaged by
Trump New York Times on Big Day."
Trump Reuters Birther Remarks Story Overshadows Romney Appearance."
Los Angeles Times: "
Donald Trump Los Angeles Times Steals Limelight From Romney Campaign."
Detroit Free Press: "
Donald Trump Detroit Free Press Overshadows Romney Nomination."
Yahoo News: "In Vegas, Romney Claims the Nomination; the Focus is on
Trump Yahoo News Birther focus."
And there's another AP story: "
Trump AP Overshadows Romney with Birther Talk."
The media is only trying to get Romney to bite on the birther story to ridicule him.
Romney should focus like a laser with a single quote every time the birther issue comes up in the media: "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide." The President should just sign a full release of records authorization statement to the state of Hawaii, Occidental College, Columbia and Harvard and be done with it!
Then MOVE ON!! If the DNCers want to keep trolling just repeat the same line over and over and over!
I’d love to catch Trump up to speed on this so he can slam this right back in the faces of those who want to poo-pooh it.
Wolf talks in this piece about Hawaii saying Obama was born in Hawaii on this date..... but they DIDN’T. They did not verify that date, nor did they verify the gender, the city or island of birth, the mother’s name, or the father’s name. The only thing they verified was that they have a birth certificate for Obama. And their refusal to verify those “facts” is an indirect confirmation that Obama’s BC is legally non-valid. Here’s why:
By verifying the existence of a birth certificate and referencing HRS 338-14.3, this “verification of birth” is acknowledging this as a response to the FORM that Bennett submitted - since verification of the existence of a BC was not on Bennett’s non-form request but is required by HRS 338-14.3. It also acknowledges that Bennett is eligible to receive a verification and therefore HRS 338-14.3 REQUIRES them to verify the facts surrounding the birth. Verificaton of the existence of a BC is certification that a birth occurred. Verification of facts surrounding the birth is certification that those facts are legally true/valid, according to HRS 338-14.3.
To do a verification, the person applying has to furnish facts and then the HDOH verifies the ones that are legally correct. When Bennett filled out the form, he presumably supplied these facts:
Date of birth: Aug 4, 1961
City/Island of birth: Honolulu, HI/ Oahu
Mother’s Name: Stanley Ann (Dunham) Obama
Father’s Name: Barack Hussein Obama
Bennett responded to questions from TheCipher (a Freeper) by saying he DID ask for Obama’s date of birth. My theory had been that the HDOH didn’t respond to the above items because they forced Bennett to withdraw the request form. But Bennett says he didn’t withdraw it.
So their failure to respond means that they CANNOT verify those facts. That could only be because there are other facts claimed on his BC, OR the BC on which those facts are claimed is legally non-valid so they can’t certify anything from it as true.
They verified that the information on the BC Obama posted online “matches” what is on the original record, so their failure to verify those facts can’t be because something else is claimed on the BC. The only reason that’s left, then, is that the BC they have is legally non-valid.
I hope this isn’t too hard to follow.
If Obama’s BC is legally non-valid not only because it is amended but also because it is LATE (which is why they’d need to mess with the BC#’s like they have), then Obama has NEVER had a legally-valid BC from Hawaii. So every time he’s presented a BC in the past it’s been a BC from somewhere besides Hawaii. That’s why they have to keep all his records hidden.
Very soon this all has to break open.
Where can I find that information? Do you have a link to sources or a discussion? TIA.
“Id love to catch Trump up to speed on this so he can slam this right back in the faces of those who want to poo-pooh it.”
Yo, Donald & Co. Get with the program, fellas! PDQ!
Don’t hold your breath. Romney looks like he’s going to play mister nice and ignore that fact that this guy is fraud. Obama is looking like the first Emperor of the US.
Two questions, actually.
Does the Hawaiian official(s)' non-response indicate that he is unable or simply unwilling (because, e.g., of force majeure, as in a court or executive order forbidding his releasing the data, or perhaps an illegal order, as in extortion) to comply?
And second, assuming the BC has in fact been altered as to certain facts, and that those altered facts are on the originally-released COLB, then therefore do we rush to the conclusion that Trump's charge is correct, that Obama was actually born elsewhere, but his mother and grandparents resorted to an alien-friendly Hawaiian ruse used by many immigrants, to give Baby Bozo a 14th-Amendment-compliant citizenship by (falsely?) claiming birth on U.S. soil?
That's the way all clubby Republicans behave, who want to continue to be included in the Club's whirl of mutual admiration.
That's the whole point.
Romney was going to have a good press day, so all these press guys (whose headlines are quoted in the posts above) ran this little play, like a basketball pick-and-roll play, to screen out Romney's news, and replace it with something negative that ridicules Republicans.
So they approached Trump for an fakeout interview (as described by Rush in the article at the top), because Blitzer knew Trump had commented on the BC issue before, and would likely do so again, giving all Blitzer's press cronies the peg they were looking for to do negative "Republicans are Birthers are Droolers" stories -- which was their endpoint, their goal, from the very start.
They've probably been setting this up for two weeks.
It’s time that we all stopped supporting these creeps and pulled the plug on our cable and satelite outlets. The only way to shut these fools up is to cut the money. If we don’t have the balls to do that then we willget just what we deserve, less freedom and more lies
The media has been threatened. That’s the story that’s been verified by Mike Zullo of the Cold Case Posse, but he can’t give details or names because the informants are scared - on of them to the point of leaving the country out of fear for her life. Others quitting their jobs out of fear.
What doesn’t make sense in a free country DOES make sense given these banana republic threats.
And it’s not just the media either. The Hillary people, including Bill and Hillary, have been threatened. Two posts, one by Ladysforest (at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2885916/posts?page=134#134 ) and one by me (at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2885916/posts?page=140#140 which tie the suspicious circumstances of Lori Starfelts reported death with what has been reported by Bettina Viviano and Michele Thomas about how Bill and Hillary Clinton were scared out of their plans to challenge Obamas eligibility at the Denver Convention after good Clinton friend (and Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman) Bill Gwatney was shot to death and Stephanie Tubbs died of a supposed aneurysm after each in turn had agreed to present the challenge at the convention both deaths occurring within a couple weeks of the convention. Some links about that WND interview of Michele Thomas http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/hillary-supporters-untold-obama-horror-stories/
Bettina Viviano interview and more about 2008 primary: http://www.politijim.com/2012/03/did-obama-assassinate-clinton-delegates.html For several links that flesh out the claims there, see http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/important-updates/
And Corsi says that George W Bush got confirmation from the Kenyan government that Obama’s records there had been destroyed, so Bush also knew that Obama was not eligible. Speculation is that Bush feared race riots if his DOJ did anything about it, and I believe Stratfor claimed that was why McCain never challenged the election fraud and harassment. Having the election party in Chicago was kind of a way to bring out that threat, as was the “Recreate ‘68” community organizing at the DNC Convention in Denver. There could have been more involved with it too, but suffice to say that Bush was too scared to pursue the issue.
Like ALL of them. That’s what the Obama/Soros communist-Islamist union means right here and right now.
Yup, we all know. ;-)
Id love to catch Trump up to speed on this so he can slam this right back in the faces of those who want to poo-pooh it/
Trump could have dropped a bomb on Wolfy about Arpaio's ongoing Obama investigation and his March press conference which would have gotten Wolf Blitzzzzeer mumbling and stumbling since the whole US media is desperately trying to hide it.
Bennett responded to questions from TheCipher (a Freeper) by saying he DID ask for Obamas date of birth. My theory had been that the HDOH didnt respond to the above items because they forced Bennett to withdraw the request form. But Bennett says he didnt withdraw it.
That was good work by theCipher. :-)
Corsi knows the facts, like you, that Hawaii did a non-verification verification. He could brief Trump but I think that may all come out in the June press (Trump should be watching) briefing that the whole US media corps are desperately hoping won't happen LoL.
Very soon this all has to break open.
And armed with the facts, Trump will have a very good time harassing and embarrassing the lying liberal press on this issue. ;-)