Trump still skeptical of Obama’s birth certificate

Now that he’s no longer interested in a run for the White House, at least for the time being,  it would make sense for real estate mogul Donald Trump to drop the whole “birther controversy” subject, right?

But Trump isn’t. In an appearance on Wednesday’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on CNN, Trump revisited the topic and refuted claims of racism. However, he added there are still some questions surrounding President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

“The word racist has not been applied to me, I will tell you that,” Trump said. “But I was very proud of the job I did with respect to the birther issue, because I got Obama to do something which nobody else was able to get him to do. And there’s a real question as to why he took so long to do it. Maybe one of these days you’ll have to ask him why. And you have to check out that document very carefully.”

Trump said he was proud of the progress he made in settling the controversy once and for all. But he didn’t speak very favorably of the GOP’s handling of the debt ceiling debate.

“But I got him to do something that nobody else was able to do,” he said. “And I’m very proud of it. But I have to tell you, the Republicans have a chance, but the way they’re going about it, they are not going to get him out of office. They are making mistake after mistake. And I can see them already making another mistake when it comes to what they’re discussing right now in terms of debt limits.”


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  • Matchups

    On Obama’s birth certificate his race is listed as “African”.  As far as I can remember, during the year Obama was born (1961) Negroes did not refer to themselves as African-American.  They would have probably considered it an insult, since it was not until the late 60’s and early 70’s that the use of “Black” became popular ie “Black Panthers”, “Black Muslims”.  They did not start using the term “African American” until the 80’s.  Whoever created Obama’s “birth certificate” probably was either too young to know this or not smart enough to use the term Negroid, which was the term used at the time for today’s African-Americans.  Caucasian was still being used in the sixties and are on both the son’s birth certificates, since one was born in 1960 and the other in 1965.  I therefore have to assume ” Negro or “Negroid” would have been used in 1961 and not “African” which wasn’t used at this time as a “race”. Being “African” or “American” is actually a geographical description and could appply to anyone of any race.  If anything, it could mean Obama was born in Africa. 

  • HoosYoDaddy

    Anyone with a brain should be skeptical and dubious about everything Barry says (and most of us knew that in 2008, and most of the rest have come around)..as once again demonstrated in the bad-faith debt ceiling “negotiations”; Barry has once again proven himself to be a delusional, vain, divisive liar, who cannot be trusted, period.

    • Joe Acerbic

      The clinical term for what you’re doing is “projecting”.

  • Joe Acerbic

    Dear Combover Con Man,

    How are your “investigators” in Hawaii doing? You know, those who “can’t believe what they are finding”. We haven’t heard anything from or of them ever since, for many, many months now. I sure hope Obama’s thugs didn’t kill them and they are just finishing a really complete and thorough report on everything they found, and after they’ve published it, they can also look at Obama’s birth certificate very carefully. After all, you couldn’t just be making it all up, could you?

    Yours Truly,

  • craigiri

    He’s lower than whale poop!
    It’s always interesting when the party of “morals and family values” takes about one second to throw aside all their bible thumping and go for a whoremonger, crook and sinner.

    This man is a cartoon. Then again, so is much of the current GOP.

    • 8second.ride

      “the party of “morals and family values” ”

      I love how we always know that the democrat party is NOT the party of morals.

      • loudog

        Only one party claims to be that and never lives up to it, just like claiming to be “fiscal conservatives” as they borrow money from China to invade Iraq.

        • 8second.ride

          Well, that’s one thing the democrats have learned well — never set a high bar, that way nobody expects you to “live up to it”.

  • BritCapitalist

    The Donald looked like a man when he challenged Barry back in the day, which actually kicked him up a notch with the REAL American people (you know, the so-called “Birthers”, “Tea Partiers” etc). Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the moral integrity required of a great leader and therefore, inevitably, backed down to take care of his material interests – a flash in the pan. He knows that the counterfeit BC is a bad fake; he will not pursue it but will continue to crow about forcing Barry’s hand on the issue. Too sad, but know that history has a long arm and the truth will eventually be revealed – guaranteed!

  • Humorless

    Can’t blame Trump. He figures the Birthers are so stupid, they’ll fall for the same, exact con twice. He’s probably right with a good hunk of them.

    • Carl Spackler

      And you’re smart because you voted for Big O? Right. Sign me up with the Birthers.

  • LordHowardHurts

    Well Donald, it is like this: We have a President, who some thought might not have been born in the U.S.A. He had posted a short form birth certificate, that some “people” thought was not real. He resisted the complaints for 2 years, and then had posted, on the Internet, a purported long form birth certificate that “proved 100%” that he was born in the U.S.A., and in Hawaii in fact. Well, again some “people” thought that this was just another fake birth certificate, and some experts even said that they could prove it fake because it was built up in layers instead of being a “photo” of an actual birth certificate. Well all this could be easily resolved by just letting the skeptics look at the actual birth certificate on record in Hawaii. No way. The President is the only person that can make this happen, but he will not do so because it would be a violation of his personal privacy. Are you with me on this? Personal privacy? After putting the document on the internet for the world to see? Think that there might be something wrong here? Yawn, yawn. Obama was elected, in part, for his claim that transparency would be the “hallmark” of his administration. Transparency apparently is a one way window.
    Lord Howard Hurts freedomfiles.blogspot.com

    • mckeestown

      Why dosn’t Personal Privacy apply to me? I have to show my brith crit every time requested. Should apply to Obama. If he wants to shut everyone up be open.Only those who have something to hide…………..
      My opinon: Obama was not legally elected, is a follower of Rev Wright “God Damn America” and on and on but to finish I think he and his backers are our countrys worst enemies

  • grumpy766

    Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

    • Carl Spackler

      Nice quote. Let’s hope we do better in ’12.

    • mckeestown

      And the ones that I know that voted for Obama still think he is a great President. I have found out a lot about 2 former friends. They are idiots in other ways also. Both think unions are great. The EPA is protecting America’s air and water. And that the government is watching out for our welfare.
      I just had a thought, maybe I can sell them the Brookly Bridge.

  • webwzrd

    What’s left is you, the last guy and the “I live under a rock” demographic. Congress is busy. Get a life.

    • Carl Spackler

      You’re right. Very busy. Spending, sexting, taxing. That takes a lot out of a guy.