The Donald Firms Up His Birther Credentials
After first dipping his toe into birther territory and then putting in an entire foot on The View, he seems to have now gone full birther on Geraldo’s show.
Asked about his comments on The View over the phone, Trump said, once again, that “the fact is that we haven’t seen his birth certificate,” arguing that the short-form certificate the President showed was “some document” that didn’t confirm anything. “I always give my credentials,” he told Rivera, “I like to give credentials. I’m a really smart guy. I’ve always been a really smart guy,” noting that he had gone to “one of the best” schools in the world, apropos of nothing. Given all these facts about how smart he was, he told Rivera an anecdote of his day at the office. “I asked to see my birth certificate,” he narrated, and within minutes, it magically appeared.
Besides the absence of a birth certificate, Trump argued that the President “spent a lot of money to keep this out of print,” and that “he could end the whole controversy” simply by showing the document. Rivera, somewhat stunned, brought up George W. Bush’s birth certificate, and asked whether Trump had seen it. “No, but I’m sure he has one,” Trump replied. He also noted that some of his conservative friends had tried to swerve him away from the birther issue, to which he repeated replied, “why not?”
That Mr. Trump is “a really smart guy” who went to “one of the best” schools (Fordham and the Wharton School of Business) should put to rest any doubt about the matter.Click here for reuse options!
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