Billionaire buffoon Donald Trump did a whole lot of what he does best yesterday during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer — we’re not talking about building apartments, or starring in reality shows, we’re talking about acting like a total ass-hat on national television.
As you probably know, the far-right-wing-nut conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States has been continuously debunked. Trump, however, is continuing his campaign of “birther” bullshit — even claiming that the location of a person’s birth is an opinion rather than a fact (we’ll pause for laughter).
During a live broadcast of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer yesterday, Blitzer brought up the fact that the president’s long-form birth certificate had been released and shows he was born in Hawaii. Trump, however, isn’t buyin’ it, and claims “a lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate.” Of course, he declined to provide the names of any experts who agree that the document is a fraud — and that’s because there are none.
After Trump rambled on about how the location of a person’s birth is an opinion, Blitzer presented “The Donald” with newspaper announcements of the president’s 1961 birth in Hawaii. Trump butted in, asking Blitzer “can you stop defending Obama with all these pesky facts and physical evidence?”
“Donald, you’re beginning to sound a little ridiculous, I have to tell you,” Blitzer replied.
“You are, Wolf,” Trump responded. “Let me tell you something, I think you sound ridiculous.”
Trump then (poorly) attempted to argue that people living overseas frequently place birth announcements in newspapers in places where they don’t actually live, claiming that “many people put those announcements in because they wanted to get the benefits of being so-called born in this country. Many people did it.”
As for any evidence of this trend of putting bogus birth announcements in U.S. newspapers, Trump has none — again, because there isn’t any.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 30, 2012