Friday, June 26, 2015

Hollywood Take: Donald Trump Still Isn’t 
Convinced Obama’s Birth Certificate Is Real

Donald Trump is driving both sides of the establishment nuts and it all stems from Obama's Article II constitutional ineligibility and his purported long-form birth certificate which was confirmed to be a 100% forgery.

Excerpt via Hollywood Take:

Here’s a look at six of Trump’s craziest comments. 
1. He Called For Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate 
Trump really started to lose credibility when he went on his crazy obsession about President Obama’s birth certificate. And the kicker? Trump still isn’t convinced President Obama’s birth certificate is real. 
“Hey look, [Obama] wrote a book when he was a young man and it said, ‘born in Kenya, blah blah blah,” Trump said
“I don’t know where he was born. Now whether or not that was a real certificate, because a lot of people question it … I certainly question it, but he didn’t do it for Hillary Clinton, he didn’t’ do it for [Arizona Sen.] John McCain, but he did it for me. So in one sense, I’m proud of it. Now all we need to do is find out whether or not it was real.” [...] Hollywood Take.

Excerpt via New York Times:

A Refuge for Racists 
Trump also has consistently challenged President Obama’s legitimacy as an American citizen, making a clearly racist play in his questioning of the president’s place of birth, even after the release of a long-form birth certificate. 
Money insulates Trump. But the same cannot be said of Mike Huckabee, who also questioned the president’s American authenticity, concocting a lie about how “his childhood” in Kenya shaped his worldview. Huckabee sent a well-received video, in 1993, to the supremacist Citizens Council, though he later condemned the group. 
Huckabee’s buddy — a “patriot and a friend,” in his words — is Ted Nugent, a raisined rocker who often appears on stage with a Confederate flag, wrapped in it or wearing it. It was Nugent who called President Obama “a subhuman mongrel.” [...] New York Times.

Excerpt via Politico:

Donald Trump bump terrifies GOP 
Insiders worry the mogul will damage the eventual nominee and hurt a party struggling to connect with women and minorities.

In 2011, he led the racially loaded calls for Obama to release his long-form birth certificate and, in April, blamed the president for the riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray. [...] Politico.

Was it racist when John McCain's Article II constitutional eligibility was challenged?

Was it racist when George Romney's Article II constitutional eligibility was challenged?