Donald 'Birther' Trump Is Back!
Appearing on ABC News' This Week on Sunday (August 11), tycoon Donald Trump had this exchange with interviewer Jonathan Karl:
Karl: But you don't still question he [Obama] was born in the United States, do you?
Trump: I have no idea.
Karl: But even at this point?
Trump: Well, I don't know. Was there a birth certificate? You tell me. You know, some people say that was not his birth certificate. I'm saying I don't know. Nobody knows. And you don't know, either, Jonathan. You're a smart guy, you don't know, either.
Karl: I'm pretty convinced he was born in the United States.
[vigorous exchange where Trump rolls over Karl's effort to correct himself and say he's totally, without question convinced.]
Trump: Jonathan, you said you're pretty convinced! OK, so let's just see what happens over time... [more vigorous exchange] ...well, you just said you're pretty sure, and if you're pretty sure that's not acceptable, because, you know, you can't be pretty sure, you have to be 100% sure.
Donald Trump did not become a billionaire by being stupid. He's smart enough to know when he doesn't know an answer (even after spending money to have the subject researched), and even smarter to say so openly, because this resonates with a public which is also smart enough to admit it doesn't really know the answer. Unlike Jonathan Karl and others in the dinosaur media who have swallowed the party line and are so ignorant about the subject that they don't even know they're ignorant about it.
Of course doubt remains, until you learn the answer. Who is more likely to have been born in the U.S. -- Donald Trump, who publicly showed both a genuine hospital birth certificate and a genuine New York long-form birth certificate? Or Barack Obama, who peddled himself for a while as being Kenyan-born when it helped promote his book, and has shown the public a genuine short-form birth certificate and a forged long-form "birth certificate"?