Trump, who has since tried to stoke talk of his running as an independent, reprised his calls for Obama's birth certificate -- though the White House officially released a long-form copy of the document in April.
"I don't know exactly what he showed, but you know, some day somebody's gonna figure that one out," he said.
The reality-show-business-person-famewhore who is Donald Trump -- who might or might not be running for president -- is no longer so popular in America. It seems the whole birther issue kind of lost him some fans -- that and the fact that Barack Obama was orchestrating a raid on Number 1 Terrorist Enemy Osama Bin Laden while Trump was just mouthing off about some birth certificate. According to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, reported by the Daily News, Trump has fallen from onetime "most popular" in the GOP field to least, tied for fifth place with Ron Paul. Now the leading GOP contender is Mike Huckabee, followed by Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Sarah Palin. Neither Huckabee nor Gingrich have yet announced they will be seeking the nomination, which means we can expect Trump to continue to tease out his possible run for as long as he gets any sort of publicity from it. [NYDN]
Recall last week, when one of the major issues being discussed by the fine people of our nation was still whether or not Barack Obama was born in the U.S., even though his administration released a copy of his birth certificate years ago. Still, there were plenty of detractors who said he could have faked it, and where was the long-form version, and show the birth certificate! And then Donald Trump started talking about it (ooh, in the past week we've almost forgotten about him!). So Obama finally showed everyone his long-form birth certificate and told everyone, basically, that there were bigger issues to deal with and could we all just sort of shut up about it now? And then he had Osama bin Laden killed, and so we all pretty much did, and started talking about that instead.
The most sophisticated and serious response to Donald Trump's glee over the release of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate came, oddly enough, from a stand-up comedian who works at the Onion. Baratunde Thurston's impassioned YouTube monologue touched a chord with viewers on Wednesday and quickly went viral. We talked with him about it.More »
A paltry, pathetic 38 percent. According to the latest Gallup/USA Today poll, that's the percentage of Americans who definitely believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
It's in this toxic environment that the White House has released a copy of Obama's long-form birth certificate.
We noted last September that "White America Has Lost Its Mind." Apparently it still hasn't found it.
A very bronzed Donald Trump, continuing in his campaign for our attention as to whether he will or won't run for president in 2012, has taken to The View to express his views, including concerns over potential competitor (and current president) Barack Obama's birthplace, because this is a thought Trump once had in his head, or somehow it got there, maybe it trickled in an ear with some hair dye, or came out of the teevee box, but anyway, he's going to shout it over and over because he once heard that's what presidential candidates do.
According to a new poll, over half of Republican primary voters don't believe Barack Obama was born in the United States. Politico reports that Public Policy Polling asked 400 people across the country who planned on voting in the GOP primaries where they thought President Obama was born. 51 percent responded they didn't think he wasn't born in the United States. Everyone take a deep breath, count to 10, and consult your apocalypse manual.
Alert: Babies are contagious, especially if you work with people who have babies. And we don't mean germy, although that's definitely true. Hey, at least you can take Theraflu for that. But if you "catch a baby" (and that's not what we mean) from a coworker, you're going to be stuck with that thing for a good 20 or more years! Take proper cautions. We recommend Purell.