It turns out that what newly converted 'birther' Donald Trump released with much fanfare is not an official birth certificate. What does that say about his identity, and possible presidential bid?
Developer/reality show star Donald Trump yesterday released his birth certificate to prove he was born in the United States. Except it wasn’t his birth certificate – it was a birth document from a Queens hospital that is less than official, apparently.
Oops. Is now a good time to ask how that possible presidential race is shaping up, Mr. Trump?
On Monday Trump said on Fox News that he is “really concerned” about Obama’s citizenship status. It is “inconceivable”, he said, that after all this time Obama hasn’t released his birth certificate.
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Perhaps it is inconceivable because the Obama campaign released his certificate of live birth in 2008, as well as birth announcements printed in Hawaii newspapers. But Trump – and the “birther” movement as a whole – appear to simply wave this evidence away.
Trump’s release of his own, well, whatever it is seemed an attempt to prove something, though we’re not sure what. Is it possible that Trump himself wasn’t born in the US? That’s what some pundits are pretending to think, because all the news has been serious lately and they’re looking for something to cheer themselves up.