The Donald fails to Trump Obama with birth certificate gaffe
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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