Friday, April 8, 2011

Fact-Checking Trump's Latest Birther Claim: The Donald Is Wrong Again

Donald Trump would like people to take him seriously. After all, he's running for the Republican nomination for president (or so he would have us believe).

But The Donald's credibility is not going to improve if he keeps playing the "birther" card, repeating the discredited and silly idea that President Obama is not legally the president because he wasn't born in the U.S.

If you fall for this nonsense, Obama must have been born in Kenya or some other foreign place—all the better to support the equally inane idea that he's a secret Muslim, a communist, and a terrorist-loving subversive who hates America.

R-r-r-r-right. And we've got a really good deal on this New York City bridge.

This sort of hyper-paranoid baloney isn't worthy of a serious political candidate. Come to think of it, Trump isn't a serious candidate, even if his new belief in "birtherism" coincides with the Wingnuts and Tea Party boneheads out there in Red State America. 

Our friends at PolitiFact have (once again) checked out the facts of "birtherism" and rated Trump's latest charge. It's false. The true story here.


Tulsan said...

Trump, you're fired.

Atlanta Roofing said...

If I remember all of the discussion of Trig's birth certificate correctly, then yes, as some have pointed out,it could be a revised birth certificate because of adoption. But as far as I know, they don't change the birth DATE on the adoptive version. You can't just say the kid was born the day somebody adopted him. It has to have his correct birth DATE. And that is part of the issue. Just as nobody has been able to confirm that Trig is or is not Sarah's biological child, we also have not been able to confirm the birth date of Trig. That is really the only piece of information that we can gain from the certificate itself.