The issue of President Obama’s birth certificate is quickly becoming a central focal point of conservative billionaire Donald Trump’s potential bid for the White House. Appearing on “The View” Wednesday, Trump reiterated that he’s not a “birther,” but thinks it would be best for Obama to release his complete birth record to finally lay the controversy to rest. Surprisingly, many in “The View” audience applauded Trump’s suggestion.
“I really believe there’s a birth certificate… Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? … I wish he would,” Trump told his female hosts. “If you’re going to be the president of the United States, [the Constitution] says very profoundly that you have to be born in this country… There’s something on that birth certificate [Obama] doesn’t like.”
“That is the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve heard in ages,” retorted host Whoopi Goldberg.
It’s interesting that Trump continues to bring this issue up. The Left loves to paint so-called “birthers” as crazy right-wing wackos. But as a household name, Trump obviously has a public bully pulpit similar to figures like Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin who try and avoid the issue.
Does it suggest Trump will make a run for the White House? Not necessarily, but the man’s logic is hard to argue with… unless you’re like Goldberg and quickly dismiss the enforcement of the Constitution’s residency requirement as “BS” aimed at attacking America’s first black president.