Rumored GOP candidate Trump reiterates ‘birther’ rumor
Rumored 2012 GOP candidate Donald Trump isn’t backing away from his questioning of Barack Obama‘s birth certificate. Instead the New York businessman is doubling-down by demanding that “this guy either has a birth certificate or he doesn’t.”
Rumors have existed since the before the 2008 general election that Obama was foreign-born and, subsequently, would not be eligible to serve as President. Although the Obama campaign released a copy of his birth certificate, such rumors, fueled by a string of dismissed lawsuits, have persisted. Followers of the theory — known as birthers — have moderately few conscripts in the Midwest, yet just last fall copies of a bogus birth certificate were taped to store fronts in Cedar Rapids’ New Bohemia neighborhood.
Trump barreled into the controversy last week during an appearance on ABC’s The View.
During a telephone interview with “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, Trump once again implied that Obama had not released his actual birth certificate.
“Why can’t he produce a birth certificate?” asked Trump.
Video from the Monday morning exchange is reproduced below: