In an interview with ABC News’ Ashleigh Banfield that aired Thursday, Trump said he had some doubts that President Barack Obama was a U.S. citizen.
Yes, it seems “The Donald” subscribes to the “lie that just won’t die”.
“Everybody that even gives any hint of being a birther — a word you didn’t use — even a little bit of a hint like ‘gee, you know, maybe, just maybe this much of chance,’ they label them as an idiot,” he told Banfield.
“Let me tell you, I’m a really smart guy,” Trump continued. “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.”
“When you interview people, if I ever got the nomination, if I ever decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They’ll remember me. Nobody ever comes forward. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life.”
“It’s very strange. The whole thing is very strange,” he added.
This would be a good time to introduce the Donald to a quote I love to break out now & then.
“You, sir are indeed entitled to your own opinion…you’re just not entitled to your own set of facts.”
One two-minute Google search immediately brought back countless articles, covering all kinds of subjects concerning President Obama, with each and every one of them possessing childhood accounts from his friends.
One piece talked with the members of his his high school basketball team, a bunch of guys who gave the Commander-In-Chief the entertaining sports nickname “Barry O’Bomber.”
Yet another provides us with a link to a documentary film chronicling his childhood years in Hawaii, a film that interviews teachers, classmates, members of the sports teams he played on among others.
A third article, ironically one that was born in response to a horribly inaccurate account of President Obama’s childhood called “The Obama Nation” (Jerome Corsi) that could best be described as the perfect representation of a hack journalism “paste-up job” that involves gluing together snippets from here and there without much regard for their truthfulness or accuracy, has plenty of recollections from his college buddies at Occidental College.
Two-minutes Donald. And I thought you were such a “smart guy”. Oh by the way Donald, you didn’t go to the “best school in the country“. But Barack Obama sure did.
Should it comes as a surprise that his egomaniacal halfwit is choosing to kick in his two-cents on something he pretty damn uninformed on? No, not really.
This clown has a long history of thinking that somehow being a relatively successful businessman, and yes I say only relatively because the guy has filed for bankruptcy not once, not twice, not three, but FOUR times since 1990, means he can pipe off about anything under the sun and we will take it as gospel.
Once you eliminate serial killers, rapists and dictators, it’s hard to think of a less likable person than Donald Trump — and yet he’s the poster boy for flamboyant wealth.
Forbes ranks him at number 368 on its list of the world’s billionaires, with a net worth of $3 billion. New York Times Sunday business editor Timothy O’Brien claimed in a book that Trump is actually worth less than $250 million, and Trump is suing him.
Why is Trump suing him? Here’s what’s so despicable: Trump’s ability to make money is entirely dependent on the public’s perception of him as a billionaire. He charges $1.5 million per speaking appearance at Learning Annex events and, according to Forbes, “Now other builders pay him millions to license ‘Trump’ brand.” Indeed one of the central claims in O’Brien’s book, which I highly recommend, is that most of the buildings bearing the Trump logo are not even owned by The Donald.
Indeed, the Trump Empire appears to be little more than an elaborate shell game: kid is born to very rich family, inherits a ton of money, proceeds to lose it all in the 1990 real estate crash, files for bankruptcy four times, and then rebuilds his career as a mogul, convincing legions of gullible people through flagrant self-promotion that he is a major success. If people clue in to the fact that Trump’s empire is a house of cards, the whole facade will fall apart.
Meanwhile, the one publicly traded piece of the “Trump empire” is flailing at best. Trump Entertainment Resorts (NASDAQ: TRMP), which controls the Atlantic City casino resorts bearing his name, is practically worthless.
It began 2007 at over $18, was barely over $1 in 2008 and has lost 99.96% of its value over the last five years. But don’t feel too bad: Trump still milked the company for $2 million in compensation for chairing the company’s board of directors in 2007, on top of $498 thousand spent on Donald Trump water (Trump Ice), for which he presumably receives a royalty.
Hey Donald: given that shareholders have seen their stock lose 90% of its value in less than 2 years, don’t you think you could throw in the water?
Worse still is every time this jackass has one of his not-so-rare failures, it’s other people who end up getting the short end of the stick.
Yet we have to listen to him running his big-ass mouth, 24/7/365 a year on every subject anyone could possibly think of, as if somehow he has the answers to all of those questions that might be plaguing us.
I honestly do not know where his politics truly lie. Common sense would tell me that he is a card-carrying member of the GOP, but in the end you just cannot know.
His ego is so damn big, a veritable life-form in and of its own, that he may literally think he is above it all.