I’m getting to really like Donald Trump, despite his weird comb-over. 😉
Words colored in pink are mine.
H/t beloved fellow Tina.
Monday, 28 Mar 2011
Donald Trump, who has been making television appearances calling for President Barack Obama to release his official birth documents, released his birth certificate exclusively to Newsmax on Monday.
“It took me one hour to get my birth certificate. It’s inconceivable that, after four years of questioning, the president still hasn’t produced his birth certificate. I’m just asking President Obama to show the public his birth certificate. Why’s he making an issue out of this?”
Trump was skeptical that so few people have stepped forward to verify Obama’s birth. “I went to the best college and I was a great student, and it is inconceivable to my brain that no doctor, no nurse, nobody has stepped forward to verify the birth, other than the governor [Hawaii’s new governor, Neil Abercrombie]. He remembers? The governor? A birth 50 years ago? Come on. He’s taking a bullet for his party.” [Abercrombie later said he couldn’t find Obama’s original long-form birth certificate.]
He said other presidents have produced these documents without any hesitation. “Ronald Reagan, George Bush have produced their birth certificates. Why doesn’t Obama?” [The only birth document that Obama had released is an online image of his Certificate of Live Birth (COLB), a secondary document generated from his presumed original long-form birth certificate. Alas, even that online COLB image has four versions! Eenie, meenie, mynie, moe. Which version is the real COLB, no one knows.]
Trump added that the local newspaper ad announcing Obama’s birth also strikes
him as odd. “Someone takes an ad out in the paper announcing his birth days later? How many people do you know who take an ad out in the paper to announce a birth, and then won’t show anyone the birth certificate?”
Trump’s birth certificate released to Newsmax is below. It shows that Trump was born in New York, June 14, 1946.
Trump has provided Newsmax and ABC a signed, dated Certificate of Birth from the City of New York’s Department of Health. The new birth certificate states that Trump was born in the borough of Queens on June 14, 1946. It is signed by the mayor, the acting registrar of records, and the commissioner of health. It is also the official birth certificate that Obama is still refusing to release.
Trump said that once he realized the document he provided Newsmax on Monday was not an official birth certificate, it only took him a couple of hours to clear up the matter and locate the official document. “Some in the media were
challenging my birth certificate,” Trump told Newsmax Tuesday morning in an
email. “So I solved the problem in a couple hours: here is my official Department of Health Birth Certificate.”
Here’s Trump’s official birth certificate: