During an interview with "Good Morning America", businessman, and possible Presidential candidate, Donald Trump questioned President Obamas claim that he was born in Hawaii.
Donald Trump, never shy about voicing his opinion on controversial matters said: “Let me tell you, I’m a really smart guy. I was a really good student at the best school in the country. The reason I have a little doubt, just a little, is because he grew up and nobody knew him,” Trump said.
“If I got the nomination, if I decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They'll remember me. Nobody comes forward. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life.
Trump said that he's a "little" skeptical Obama was born in Hawaii, despite documents showing that he was. " "The whole thing is very strange." Other people who question Obamas birthplace (birthers) who share his view shouldn’t be branded as "idiots," Trump said.
Chris Matthews, probably President Obamas most ardent and passionate of political commentators, publicly stated that the President "should release his original birth certificate and get this controversy over with once and for all". "Why has the President himself not demand they put out the document(original birth certificate) if it exists....why not put it out"?
Newly elected Governor Abercrombie of Hawaii a longtime Obama supporter, vowed to show the world proof of Obamas typewritten long form birth certificate. So far there has been nothing from the Governor in spite of his many public statements that after his election, his priority was to prove to the world Obama was born in Hawaii.
In the meantime there is a growing chorus for Mr. Obama to produce many other records of his past which have been sealed off to public view including: Passport records, Obama kindergarten records, Punahou School records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, University of Chicago scholarly articles, Illinois State Bar Association records, Illinois State Senate records/schedules(said to be lost), Medical records, Obama/Dunham marriage license, Obama/Dunham divorce documents, Soetoro/Dunham marriage license, Adoption records and of course the long-form Certificate of Live Birth.
Donald Trump is right to cast some doubt on the Presidents past and has the courage to voice what many in America are feeling. It seems that anyone who questions Obamas past and his qualifications to be leader of our country is marginalized as a"birther", or even worse, a racist.
I don't think it is unreasonable for the American Citizens to know everything they can about the man they might elect as President of their country, before the election!....And it is not unpatriotic to continue ask these questions now, even after the election.
Thank you Mr. Trump for speaking out about this.
Editors update: President Obama, man of mystery:http://legalbearsblog.com/2011/03/president-obama-man-of-mystery/