Donald Trump: It’s the Media’s Fault I’m a Birther Nut (Video)
April 21, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)—Donald Trump is full of it. He penned an op/ed in USA Today this morning blaming his birtherism on the media. He indicated that he was done talking about the racist conspiracy theory that seeks to delegitimatize President Obama, our first African-American president. But of course, he still perpetuated it, by suggesting President Obama is hiding a deep dark secret from the American people. “Only Obama is in a position to put to rest this long overdue and controversial issue. If there is nothing to hide, come clean,” wrote Trump. Still, Trump said “I have spoken my piece on this issue.” One, two, three. Well, that didn’t last long, As Talking Points Memo writes, “Just this morning in fact — as his USA Today op-ed was hitting the carpet outside hotel room doors everywhere,” The Donald appeared on CNN to spew more of the same birther nonsense about Obama’s place of birth. “I don’t know why he doesn’t just show his birth certificate,” said Trump. When pressed on his “ludicrous” birther conspiracy theory, Trump became combative and scolded the CNN hosts for bringing up the issue.
Trump wants it both ways. He knows full well that a majority of Republican voters wrongly believe Obama was born in Kenya or in some other alien land. His birtherism is calculated to appeal to the crazed Republican base. But, Trump is spreading racist lies about our President. And the non-Fox News media will indeed, continue to call him on it.
CNN’s American Morning co-hosts Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi did a good job of pushing back against Trump’s new scheme to blame his birtherism on the media.
Velshi finally said to Trump, “We’ll stop asking you the questions, when you stop saying President Obama can’t prove he wasn’t born in the United States. Deal? Is that a deal?” Trump responded, “That’s fine with me.”
Earlier in the interview, Trump was given the opportunity to “get it on the record” that he rejects the “ludicrous” birther conspiracy theory about Obama’s birthplace. He refused.
“Every day that goes by, I think less and less that he was born in the United States,” Trump said. “He possibly was, but I want to get rid of the word ‘possibly,’” he added.
Trump also boasted that he would soon reveal “some interesting things” about Obama’s childhood in Hawaii. But when pressed on the details, Trump became angry and demanded that the CNN hosts stop asking him about it.
There is a reason Trump is regularly compared to a clown and a carnival barker.