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Trump not sure if Obama was born in the United States

Possible Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is not sure President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

“Everybody that even gives a hint of being a birther … even a little bit of a hint, like, gee, you know, maybe, just maybe this much of a chance, they label them as an idiot. Let me tell you, I’m a really smart guy,” Trump told ABC News’ Ashley Banfield in an interview. “He grew up and nobody knew him. You know? When you interview people, if ever I got the nomination, if I ever decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They’ll remember me. Nobody ever comes forward. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life. It’s very strange. The whole thing is very strange.”

Trump was echoing statements he made at the Conservative Political Action Conference in January. “Our current president came out of nowhere,” he said in a surprise speech at the event. “Came out of nowhere. In fact, I’ll go a step further: the people that went to school with him, they never saw him; they don’t know who he is. Crazy!”

However, Dan Amira notes that the future president’s kindergarten teachers, Aimee Yatsushiro and Katherine Nakamoto, told a Hawaii newspaper in 2009 they remembered Obama. “He was a cute, likable, heavy build-child,” Yatsushiro told The Maui News. “I could visualize Barry (Obama) smiling, dressed in his long-sleeved, white shirt tucked into his brown Bermuda shorts, and wearing laced shoes.” A picture of Obama with his kindergarten class has also been made public.

The billionaire real estate mogul went on to share his thoughts on some of the other possible contenders for the Republican nomination. According to Trump, Mitt Romney “doesn’t seem to resonate”, Tim Pawlenty may not be able to “captivate the voters”, Jon Huntsman is “very disloyal”, Mike Huckabee “could really get some votes”, and said Sarah Palin made a “tragic mistake” by leaving office halfway through her term as Governor of Alaska. When asked about Newt Gingrich, Trump relied that he likes the former Speaker of the House because Gingrich “just joined my club in Washington.”

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  • LordHowardHurts

    Donald Trump just might be the only person contemplating a 2012 Presidential campaign with a brain. If Obama had a birth certificate, that he wanted anyone to view, he would have shown it, rather than that false one he authorized to be placed on the web.

    Fact Check, Updated: November 1, 2008
    In the article, the truth about Obama’s birth certificate, Fact Check had pictures of a representative holding Obama’s original birth certificate. This article went on to conclude that anyone who thinks that Obama was not born in Hawaii, in 1961, is a certified crazy person. Controversy over……..but wait. One January 21, 2011, this article appeared:

    Pressure was mounting on Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie today amid increasing confusion over whether President Obama was born there.

    Abercrombie said on Tuesday that an investigation had unearthed papers proving Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961.

    He told Honolulu’s Star-Advertiser: ‘It actually exists in the archives, written down,’ he said.

    But it became apparent that what had been discovered was an unspecified listing or notation of Obama’s birth that someone had made in the state archives and not a birth certificate.

    And in the same interview Abercrombie suggested that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health. UK Daily Mail

    Now is an unspecified listing or notation of birth the same thing as a Certified, Long -Form, Birth Certificate? And when the current governor of Hawaii says, “a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health (UK Daily Mail)”, how is it that Fact Check had an original of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, and called all doubters “crazy people”?

    Here is an article I wrote about this subject. Read it and Think.

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2011
    Obama’s Is A Natural Born Citizen

    Here is the REAL deal on Obama’s birth certificate. Unfortunately, most everyone is going off on the wrong “trail”. Obama is really a Natural Born citizen of this country. This is the reason that he “toys” with the “Birthers”, and men of courage like Lt. Col. Lakin. Obama knows that should push came to shove, and the cowards in the media are not going to do it, he could prove that he is a Natural Born citizen. All the different published facts confuse the issue because some of the facts found are true, and some are false. But the real fact of the matter is that Obama is the son of his “grandfather”, Stanley Armour Dunham, and his mother is, as yet, some unnamed black woman. Yes, I repeat, Obama is the son of his “grandfather”, Stanley Armour Dunham. If you should doubt this check, and you will find that in May of 1997, all the records contained in a file, gathered and recorded by the FBI, detailing an investigation of Stanley Armour Dunham, were deleted. Dunham, it noted, was a frequent “customer” of black prostitutes. Now the issue of the “marriage” of Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham, which there is no proof, other than what Obama wrote about it in his book, is understood as only a “ruse” to avoid the moral fallout of that time period. So the issue of Obama being a Natural Born citizen is final, regardless if he was, or was not, born in Hawaii. Additional proof that this scenario is true can be logically substantiated by the very fact that Obama has spent many thousands of dollars to send lawyers to courts to stop from having to provide a legal long form birth certificate from Hawaii. Why would this President worry about letting his detractors see his legal birth certificate? Is he afraid that someone will assume his identity? Nonsense. Many of these law suits also ask for all his school records, all his passport information, all his adoption records, and records for all school loans he has ever received. The office of President is a job based on trust and honesty, and by not providing basic background information, information that is provided by thousands and thousands of potential employees seeking regular jobs every day, this is proof positive that there is something very negative being hidden by Obama. But alas…..This Birth Certificate issue is just a Red Herring. Stop wasting time, effort, and money on it. This President is a socialist and there is enough evidence to prove it. He is a fraud in most every way. Obama is in the process of turning this country into a democracy, and it is such a shame that the educational system of this country has been, and continues to be, so corrupt and negligent that it has not taught our youth the difference between a democracy and a Republic. The ballot boxes will be the “guns” of this revolution unless patriotic citizens empower the military, of this nation, to do their duty to uphold this Constitution. The window of opportunity is open, but unless action is taken before the elections of 2012, this window will in all probability be closed for all history. FREEDOM is not free. It can only be held by blood, sweat, and tears by an admiring public. Long Live America and This Republic.
    Lord Howard Hurts freedomfiles.blogspot.com

    • talibangelical

      Your GIANT post is the perfect example of why the Daily Caller gets exactly the respect it deserves! GREAT JOB! Keep it up!

      • HoosYoDaddy

        And your detestable, divisive Dear Leader..and the same goes for you screen name and posts, are perfect examples of the lefty loon views that were soundly rejected by the overwhelming majority, precipitating an historic shellacking and conservative takeover of The House last November..The Senate and White House are sure to follow suit in 2012! Good job! Keep it up!

  • Jack Bauer

    There are probably 2 reasons why no one has read Obama’s 1984 Columbia “thesis” on the USSR and nuclear arms.

    1. It’s embarrassing juvenilia, chock full cliched, boiler-plate neo-comm, crypto-Marxian platitudes. Therefore it reflects his actual mindset, then and probably now judging by his “actions.”

    2. He criticizes President Reagan for his implacable opposition to the Soviets, and may even support the aims of the USSR.

    Obama. He puts the pseudo into intellectual.

  • nickel1951

    Wait, Barack Obama did go to Harvard Law School but more than likely a muslim businessman with Saudi connections helped grease his admission. I am an alumni and believe me power can help getting into Harvard Law, and the Saudi’s are huge donators to all the Harvard divisions. There was a political disruption at Harvard Law about the lack of Black faculty members in the early 1990s when Barack Obama attended and the campus was in a turmoil about the supposed “discrimination” against Black faculty and Black students. The position of Editor of the Harvard Law Review is a prestigious position but it is a popularity contest as you are voted by the other students. Barack very skillfully used his diplomatic skills to incorporate the votes of the conservative faction in the election to combine with his base among the Black and lefty liberal students to win the election. He is the only Editor of the Harvard Law Review who never published even one article for the Review in his entire time there. The likely reason for this is that Barack Obama is a terrible writer and despite being an english major in college has a very hard time completing any written project. His first autobiography written on the basis of the publicity that he got in the media for being the “first Black Editor of the Harvard Law Review” shows that he had to turn to his friend Bill Ayers,an accomplished author, to ghost write his “Dreams of My Father”. The real unsaid background is that this black and articulate communist was pushed forward throughout his college and Law School career by the Progressive leftists that predominate at Columbia University and Harvard Law School as a man who had the raw materials to become the first Manchurian President. A job they appear to have successfully accomplished.

    • talibangelical

      Oh my God! An unqualified, East Coast, Saudi funded, less than average Ivy League student who did not get into schools based on merit but instead based on connections can become President? Somebody tell George Bush.

      • HoosYoDaddy

        The fact that desperate, hypocritical lefties, incapable of defending Barry’s record or noting any positive accomplishments, continue to divert and blame Bush for anything, much less, in this case, the fact that Barry is the least qualified and most incompetent POTUS in history, is HILARIOUS! Keep it up..it worked so well for ya last November!

        But here are just a few of the glaring differences between Bush and Barry that you failed to reference, but history will not:

        *One was the first POTUS to hold a MBA (and has actually run a successful business); the other has no business experience and is ruining the economy.
        *One was Governor of the largest state on the mainland and was elected to a second term by a landslide, and then served (2) terms as POTUS; the other did not even complete his first term in The Senate and has no chance or being reelected for a second term as POTUS!
        *One easily produced his birth certificate, medical records and college transcripts like every other candiate for POTUS in modern history; the other was the first to refuse to (and/or be unable to) produce his..and has spent millions of dollars to hide them for years.
        *One will be remembered as a patriot that kept the nation safe for (8) years; the other will be remembered as a pathetic, divisive panderer that tried to lead the nation that he regarded as “unexceptional” to disaster…until he was stopped by the patriotic, well-informed majority.

      • SargeH

        Hey, troll, was it cold under the bridge last night?

        • talibangelical

          Would have been if you were not there to spoon me all night! ;)

        • HoosYoDaddy

          Thanks for reinforcing and underscoring the initial salient (look it up) point (one of many) in my post. And I would prefer sleeping under a bridge (where my warm, compassionate, conservative heart would keep me comfy) to playing video games all day long in Mom’s basement on a strict Kool-Aid diet while other folks paid my bills, which is a favorite lefty M.O. Ring a bell? :)

          • virginiagentleman

            If you will reread sargeH post, he was responding to talibangelical not you!

  • Jack Bauer

    Forget Birther…

    I am an EARTHER! I no longer believe Obama is from this planet.

  • libertyville

    Most of us really don’t care where Obama was born, McCain was born on a foreign base too. His supporters are questionable though. The governor of Hawaii claims to have grown up with Obama. Was that in Indonesia, Hawaii and Kansas? He must sure get around, or did he misspeak.

    • SargeH

      Yes, McCain was born on a “foreign” base in a U.S. territory to parents who were U.S. citizens, which made him a citizen in the truest since. Read your first sentence again. You said Obama was born on a foreign base like McCain. Even backers of president Putz have never said that.

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  • libertyatstake

    And the original birth certificate is where? [cue crickets]

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