Donald Trump is still a birther, although he briefly seemed to have changed his mind after Obama released his long-form Hawaiian birth certificate. After taking credit for that disclosure, Trump was momentarily silent on the issue of our 44th president's birthplace. But new evidence has emerged, and Trump is onto it.
Trump's new data point comes from Breitbart.com, which has unearthed a promotional leaflet produced by Obama's literary agent in 1991. The leaflet says, "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." The agent who wrote the bio, Miriam Goderich, has said that she simply made a mistake in recording Obama's birthplace. Breitbart.com doesn't think the bio is evidence that Obama was born in Kenya, either - instead, they say, it's evidence he lies about his identity when it suits him. But Donald Trump knows otherwise: "[Obama] didn't know he was running for president, so he told the truth. The literary agent wrote down what he said."
Democrats have been making much of the fact that Trump's latest revival of the Kenyan birthplace theory coincides with Romney's use of Trump for campaigning purposes. Romney recently rolled out Trump as his own personal George Clooney: if you're a Romney-ite, your inbox will have been hit by a little flurry of messages inviting you to "Dine with the Donald."
Let's put an end to the birther "issue" once and for all. You don't have to be born in the US to be President! The Constitution says you have to be a natural (not native) born citizen to be President. This means you have to be a citizen when you were born. There are many ways to be born a citizen. One of which is being born in the US. But if one of your parents is a US citizen, you can be a natural born citizen, no mater where you were born. Obama's mom is a US citizen, so he was born a citizen, no matter where he was born.
Actually, the Constitution says this - word for word - "No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States"
Note a few key things; 1. "At the time of the adoption of this constitution", meaning that subset was only required to be met in the time period, not in this day and age.
2. It says the person has to be fourteen years a resident, but over the age of 35. That doesn't mean the person has to be born in America, s'long as they've been a citizen of the United States for 14 years.
According to the Constitution, Arnold Schwarzenegger could run for President, and be perfectly constitutional in doing it. It doesn't matter where Obama was born, because 1. He fits all criteria required by the Constitution to run for President. 2. Legitimate Birth Certificate > Some typographical mistake by a half-baked biographer for a pamphlet no one knew about until Donald Trump realized Romney was an idiot.
Actually IA, you are slightly wrong, the subset to which your sentence describes is only the subset of a citizen at the time of the writing of the Constitution. This was to grandfather all those who had emmigrated to the colonies at the time the Constitution was written. So no, Schwarzneggar cannot be President.
Hurricane74: "McCain was born on a military base in Panama and he ran for president. Nutjobs need to give up this birther crap already."
People can call me a nutjob all they want. All I want is to make sure our country is following the Constitution. Nobody seems to know exactly where obysmal was born and obysmal is spending an awfully pretty penny to cover his tracks. I support Donald Trump 100% in continuing to investigate just where this anti-American president is from. Making sure our political process is honest is important not only for you and me, but for the children of America for generations to come.
I don't care where he was born. What I do care about is how the truth around Obama gets changed whenever it suits him. For example, he's an American born citizen then why did he get his scholarship to Occidental college under the guise of a foreign student? His autobiography is all true , well , except for those composite characters and made up conversations,.... The list goes on.