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The Donald fails to Trump Obama with birth certificate gaffe

Donald Trump

By Kim Palacios

hollywoodnews.com: In an effort to distinguish himself from President Barack Obama, real estate mogul Donald Trump released a document intended to prove that he was born in the U.S.A. Yet, the “birth certificate” he released turned out to be an “unofficial hospital form,” reported CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux. The blunder has called into question Trump’s own ability to lead a troubled nation. Joked some observers, perhaps Trump should be “fired” from politics.

The maneuver was intended to revive the issue of the President’s nationality, which some right-wingers have repeatedly called in to question. Shortly after the 2008 Presidential election, rightist speculators demanded that President Obama furnish a copy of his birth certificate to prove his nationality. When the President did so, the same opponents went a step farther, calling the document a forgery. Trump continued to stir the pot, saying on “The View” that he could supply childhood friends who “remembered him from kindergarten”, asserting that the President could not do the same.

Ms. Malveaux contested his point, alluding to investigative reporting that she herself conducted that found her in Obama’s native state of Hawai’i interviewing people from his past. Hosts of “The View” also debated Mr. Trump’s assertions, but the billionaire stood by his accusations. However, his gaffe—of releasing an unofficial hospital form—has only hurt The Donald. This time, it looks like the joke’s on him.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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  • March 30, 2011 | Permalink |

    Hi Kim,
    You will need to do some editing and corrections in this post. It was actually pro Hillary leftists that started the ‘birther’ issue before the election and Obama’s nationality isn’t at issue but a narrowly defined Constitutional legal term about meeting the natural born requirement. Also, did you know factcheck.org admits for Obama his dual citizenship at birth? Do you know if a person with dual citizenship at birth is considered a natural born citizen? Do you know why the natural born clause is in the Constitution? Lastly, do you care if any of this is true or not? Thanks.

  • March 30, 2011 | Permalink |

    Correct yourself. Obama does not have dual citizenship. Read the post again. it says where his fater’s country consider him british subject since Kenya was not a colony. Dont’ confuse people.

  • March 31, 2011 | Permalink |

    Did you notice the the first document that Donald Trump produced showed the name of the hospital where he was born, and the name of the attending physician? To this day, Obama has not and will not provide this basic information. And its not just the birth certificate – Obama won’t release anything about his past .. like why he has been using a stolen Social Security Number all his life.

    But no worry, because the birth details are to be found on Obama’s birth certificate from Coast Provincial Hospital in Kenya (which has been provided to all members of Congress). For some reason “President” Obama is afraid to admit to his foreign birth.

  • March 31, 2011 | Permalink |

    I don’t need correction but thanks for trying. Maybe you should ask Joe Miller if Obama had dual citizenship at birth until the age of 23. becuase that is what he says on factcheck.org. Why do you try and lie, uncle? Or at least answer teh other questions since you feel it necessary to answer for Kim.

  • April 1, 2011 | Permalink |

    Andy, thank you for your comments; though, I do not plan to “correct” my article. It sounds like you and I place credibility in different media outlets, and because of that I won’t call either of us wrong.

    It’s like a person who watches Fox News debating with a person who watches CNN. Each network has credibility, but whichever one you watch will determine your version of the truth. I do care whether Obama is really a U.S. citizen but I think the issue has become so convoluted that it’s impossible to debate. Many people DO believe that he has furnished adequate documentation because credible news services have reported it. Other people believe the opposite because other credible news services have reported totally conflicting information. The fact is, I am not an insider and I haven’t seen any of the evidence with my own eyes Unless you are an insider, neither have you. So anything you and I have to say to each other is speculation.

    In any case the original article is about Donald Trump’s gaffe–regardless of what you think about Obama, it is ironic that Donald Trump claimed that he was furnishing a birth certificate and it turned out not to be a birth certificate at all.

    I’m sure you’ll find many other forums which focus on politics to debate the Obama issue, if that’s the sort of discourse you’re seeking.

  • April 26, 2011 | Permalink |

    Donald Trump’s attempt to gain the support of Tea party constituents by the use of the “birther card”, has been successful, and placed him in the position of “hot deck,” over his G.O.P. political opponents, according to the latest polls.

    Trump’s “heat” on President Obama, to produce proof of citizenship, may have dealt him a “stiff hand” by the “dealer” and could result in a “bust” for the “high roller” in the latter stages of his Presidential campaign.

    Trump’s strategy is no stranger to politics, but a conventional, conservative, method, which has proven to be highly effective in producing a “black jack” for a number of Tea party candidates in the November election’s, as was in the case for Rep, Rand Paul of Kentucky, who favored amending the Civil Rights act,

    Wisconsin’s Rep.Ron Johnson, a fan of “The Bell Curve” a book, which argued that genetic differences exist between blacks, and whites. One of whom is superior to the other.

    Rep.Mike Lee of Utah, who was endorsed by Alipac, who inturn, urged Governor Brewer of Arizona, to take immigration bill S.B. 1070 all the way to the Supreme Court.

    A “hit” however, will be required by the financial giant , if he is ever to win over the “house.”

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