Stay away from the Nutty Birther Claims, Why Republicans should stay away from Trump

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Trump: He doesn't have a birth certificate or he hasn't shown it. he has what's called a certificate of live birth and that's different f. you look at it, it's not even signed by anybody. doesn't have a serial number.

Reporter: the certificate of live birth does have a serial number and a stamped signature and hawaiian officials say it carries the weight of law. if one of your parents is an american citizen you could get a certificate of live birth in hawaii even if the child wasn't born there but this document states obama was born in honolulu and a hawaiian official say original records verify the president was born there. and there is a birth announcement nine days after president obama was born, information the paper says would have come from the hospital.

Trump: his grandmother in kenya said he was born in kenya.

Reporter: that's based on a recording of a 2008 interview with obama's elderly grandmother conducted through a translator. initially the translator said she was present for her grandson's birth.

Translator: Yes, they say that yes she was. She was present when President Obama was born.

Reporter: Listen and the answer changes. When the interviewer says that he wants to visit the hospital in Kenya where Obama was born he's repeatedly corrected saying Obama was born in America.

Interviewer: I thought that he was born in Kenya.

Relative: No. He was born in America. Not in Mombasa.



Blogger Roleigh Martin said...

John, I'm surprised you're not intrigued by Obama's own claims on his birth, he claims his Dad had British citizenship in Kenya at his birth, which under the Constitution's requirement for being a Natural Born Citizenship, disqualifies Obama alone, even assuming Obama is telling the truth.

Have you read the legal literature by the lawyer Leo Donofrio http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/ on this issue? Leo doesn't care where Obama was born, that's not the issue, the issue is for President one must be a Natural Born Citizen as it is legally defined. It is not enough to be a US Citizen. Having dual citizenship at birth prevents you from being a Natural Born Citizen.

4/09/2011 8:57 PM  
Blogger TheBronze said...

I'm surprised too.

I think Obama was not eligible to be president, because he's not a "natural born citizen", because of parentage.

I hope Republican's stay on this. Where there's smoke, there's fire.

4/10/2011 12:57 AM  
Blogger TooMuchTime said...

Not only that, remember that Obama has a Connecticut SSN and he never resided in CT. On the other hand, his grandmother used to volunteer for the Oahu Circuit Court probate department where she had access to the SSNs of deceased individuals.

Go here to see the statement.

4/11/2011 10:21 PM  

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