Trump can do this, but Obama can’t?
Donald Trump has been a legendary thorn in the side of the Obama administration almost since day one, with the billionaire real estate mogul and media personality ridiculing the Obama administration’s pie in the sky economic theories and constant dissembling.
Perhaps the height of Trump showing up the Obama White House was in March of 2011, Trump appeared on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News show. The interview took place during the controversy over Barack Obama’s birth certificate, and The Donald took full advantage of the situation.
During the interview, Trump dropped a bombshell: unlike Obama, who to this day hasn’t issued a long-form birth certificate after almost seven years in office, he was able to get his in less than an hour.
“He doesn’t have it,” Trump said. “He spent millions of dollars on lawyers trying to get out of the issue. They give what’s called a certificate of live birth which doesn’t even have a signature on it, and anybody can get a certificate of live birth. It’s nothing to do with a birth certificate.”
Trump also found it suspicious that nobody had come forward to say that they had helped give birth to the future president.
“Here is the president of the United States and no doctor, no nurse, nobody’s come forward and said, ‘I delivered that beautiful baby,’” Trump said.
Trump said his insistence on seeing Obama’s birth certificate had nothing to do with him being a “birther.” Rather, he said he hoped the president was born here, but found it disturbing and dishonest that Obama had not produced his long-form birth certificate.