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Today's Trump Birther Brouhaha: 'Obama and His Minions' Have 'Co-Opted You' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 19th 2011 3:10PM
Donald Trump on 'Good Morning America'Donald Trump insisted Tuesday on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC) that President Obama's birth certificate is "not a big focus of my campaign." Yet when George Stephanopoulos pressed him on the issue, things got contentious and bizarre.

"There's a real question about the birth certificate," Trump said. Stephanopoulos pushed back, citing the president's certificate of live birth and 40-year-old birth announcements in Hawaii newspapers as evidence of his U.S. citizenship. Then things got weird. Trump said, "George, they have co-opted you." Pressed to define who "they" are, Trump said he was referring to "Obama and his minions."

Trump then fell back into a battle-tested plank of damage control, and blamed the media for making his comments an issue. When asked directly if he thought Obama was born in the U.S., he mustered a feeble, "I hope he was."

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Sonny Writer

There is no doubt that George has promoted Obama from the campaign, throughout his Presidency, and even today with this interview and every chance he gets. It's the same with Brian Williams at NBC.
Trump is correct in making the distinction between a "Birth Certificate" and "Certificate of Live Birth." There is a difference. The real question is: Why won't Obama approve release of all the records and settle this? Come to think of it, why won't George ask Obama that question?

April 26 2011 at 7:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

For anyone who wants to know the facts about birtherism go to :
obamaconspiracy.org to learn the facts. It's the best organized and most accurate sit on the internet.
Also try thefogbow.com

April 23 2011 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mr. Stielper

Why is this "B.S." Because they've co-opted you, too?

April 19 2011 at 3:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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