Like a stubborn bulldog, Donald Trump just won't let go of the so-called "birther" issue. Monday on CNBC he continued his fearless crusade. The segment runs about 17 minutes; The Donald takes on the "certifcators" at the midway point.
Interestingly, the New York Times on Friday published Mr. Trump's letter to the editor. He was responding to a critical column by Gail Collins. In his missive, Mr. Trump again summarizes the key issues that "inquiring minds want to know."
There is a very large segment of our society who believe that Barack Obama, indeed, was not born in the United States. His grandmother from Kenya stated, on tape, that he was born in Kenya and she was there to watch the birth. His family in Honolulu is fighting over which hospital in Hawaii he was born in-they just don't know.
He has not been able to produce a "birth certificate" but merely a totally unsigned "certificate of live birth"-which is totally different and of very little significance. Unlike a birth certificate, a certificate of live birth is very easy to obtain. Equally of importance, there are no records in Hawaii that a Barack Hussein Obama was born there-no bills, no doctors names, no nurses names, no registrations, no payments, etc. As far as the two notices placed in newspapers, many things could have happened, but some feel the grandparents put an ad in order to show that he was a citizen of the U.S. with all of the benefits thereto. Everybody, after all, and especially then, wanted to be a United States citizen.
The term used by Ms. Collins -- "birther" -- is very derogatory and is meant in a derogatory way. Had this been George Bush or almost any other President or Presidential aspirant, they would never have been allowed to attain office, or would have been thrown out of office very quickly.
For some reason, the press protects President Obama beyond anything or anyone I have ever seen. What they don't realize is that if he was not born in the United States, they would have uncovered the greatest "scam" in the history of our country. In other words, they would become the hottest writer since Watergate, or beyond.
Can it be that the Times fears that where there's smoke, there's also fire? The Times could have very easily ignored Mr. Trump's letter, arguing the issue is settled and simply beneath it. One can only guess how long it will take until the Administration responds. Can the MSM ignore the issue forever? Or is the New York Time's signaling something here? In the video Mr. Trump implies that if were true that Mr. Obama was in fact ineligible for office then that would nullify legislation he signed, such as ObamaCare.
But would it? Are we being slowly prepared for a new argument that even if Mr. Obama were shown to be ineligible, that perhaps he merits an exception? Or, even if he were to be removed -- would that necessarily nullify the legislation he signed? The plot surely thickens. Thank ya; thank ya; thank ya, Mr. Trump.