Donald Trump is continuing to wave the birther flag. And when ABC's George Stephanopoulos challenged him on it this morning, the interview got real heated.
The interview is interesting on many levels. First, Trump claims the birther issue is not central to his campaign. Second, Trump entertains the idea of releasing his tax returns if Obama releases his birth certificate. And third, Trump's refusing to say what his Hawaii investigators have found. Mediaite explains:
However, Stephanopoulos continued on the birth certificate issue until Trump told him that he’s been “co-opted” by “Obama and his minions.” Finally, when Stephanopoulos wanted to know what Trump’s investigators in Hawaii found regarding the subject, Trump angrily said “it’s none of your business right now” and repeatedly demanded the next question be asked. On other topics, Trump declared Obamacare to be a “total disaster” and suggested since Saudi Arabia is not our friend, we should stop protecting them unless OPEC lowers their price for oil.
Watch the combative back-and-forth below:
Whether you view the above as good or bad for Trump, what you'll find below seems to fit into the "latter" category. In an interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie, Trump admitted he sees an inherent right to privacy in the Constitution, something a majority of conservatives believe is actually the work and interpretation of activist judges. Lifenews.com reports:
Businessman Donald Trump faltered when responding to a series of questions on abortion that saw NBC reporter Savannah Guthrie attempt to challenge him on the so-called right to privacy the Supreme Court invented to create a “right” to abortion.
“Is there a right to privacy in the Constitution?” Guthrie asked Trump.
“I guess there is, I guess there is. And why, just out of curiosity, why do you ask that question?” Trump responded, his tone of voice changing to one of skepticism.
Guthrie asked Trump how his newfound pro-life view “squares” with the so-called privacy right and Trump replied to the question with an answer that made it appear he doesn’t understand the legal arguments underpinning the abortion debate.
He said, “Well, that’s a pretty strange way of getting to pro-life. I mean, it’s a very unique way of asking about pro-life. What does that have to do with privacy? How are you equating pro-life with privacy? ”