Donald Trump's Adviser: "I'm Certain That The President Was Born In Hawaii"

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Donald Trump's been on such a roll with all his birther stuff lately, and now his closest adviser had to go and forsake him. Michael Cohen, a Trump Organization executive who is tapped to be in charge of Trump's possible presidential run, turns out to be a registered Democrat who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and volunteered for Michael Dukakis in 1988. 

Not only that, but Cohen has gone on record as a non-birther. Kind of. ABC quotes him thusly: "I am certain that the president was born in Hawaii -- I really am. I am most irritated with the fact that this president has been exceptionally secretive when it relates to any personal documentation about his past. If you run on a platform of transparency, you should be transparent."

Weak semi-birthering, right there. That first sentence really pokes a hole in the rest of it; once you've said, "I am certain that the president was born in Hawaii," that's that. Does Cohen see any problems with his political -- I'm loath to write this dread word, but -- flip-flopping? No:

Cohen said he sees no conflict in his advocacy for Trump now and his past support for Obama.

"I'm prepared to put the fact that I voted for Obama to the side," he said. I'm more concerned now about my children, future grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and everybody's children and families. I'm more concerned about them than I am about party affiliation."

The large sums of money Cohen's likely making off this role probably help him feel that way.

[ABC]

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The Gaf
The Gaf

You can keep parroting that line of BS. But can you actually find any sort of fact that proves hes paying millions of $$ to keep it secret? No you can't, b/c its a lie.

FWIW, if you'd like to see the actual long form birth certificate, here it is. Not hard to find. You just have to use Google:

http://www.factcheck.org/elect...

n8whit
n8whit

Why has Obama paid millions in legal fees to avoid showing the actual birth certificate (not the state certification of live birth)? It makes me wonder.....

Sweller8
Sweller8

Its harder for a college kid to buy a beer in a pub than be President of USA.

Nogibebe
Nogibebe

Let it go and go back to your EMPIRE!!!!!!!!

morristhewise
morristhewise

Character will be the main issue in the 2012 presidential elections. Obama will depend on his political performance and rhetoric. Trump will depend on nothing but who he is. The American voter is wise, they would rather bring the character of Trump into their family and leave the political skills and rhetoric of Obama out the door.

Sweller8
Sweller8

I love this post. Simple and trueful.

Mikepickett
Mikepickett

On February 6, 2010 I was in Milwaukee and noticed an article in the local paper about a statue of Barrack Obama as a 3rd grader at some grade school in Indonesia where he was supposed to have gone to school. The article was about the statue being moved from the school where he was once a student to another location. Why haven't I heard anything more?

Eric
Eric

Obama did go to grade scholl in Indonesia. So what?

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