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Sarah Palin Chimes In on Trump’s ‘Birther’ Campaign

Apr 11, 2011  •  Post A Comment

As “Celebrity Apprentice” host Donald Trump kept up his “birther” campaign over the weekend–insisting on cable news shows and elsewhere that President Obama make his birth certificate public–another potential presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, offered words of encouragement for Trump, CBS News reported.

Palin praised Trump for "getting to the bottom of" Obama’s citizenship status, according to the report, even though she said she believes Obama was born in Hawaii.

"I appreciate that The Donald wants to spend his resources in getting to the bottom of something that so interests him and many Americans," Palin said.

Trump has taken his birther campaign to CNN and other outlets in recent days, even though rumors that Obama was not born in the United States have been widely debunked. Trump has also said he will announce by June whether he will run for president.

Meanwhile, a White House spokesman called Trump’s recent efforts a “sideshow.” Appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” senior White House adviser David Plouffe said Trump has “zero chance” of being elected president, the story reports.

Plouffe said of the birther campaign: "There may be a small part of the country that believes these things, but mainstream Americans think it’s a sideshow. And what they want our leaders to do is focus squarely on the issues right in front of us: how we’re going to keep growing the economy … how we keep our people safe, how do we make sure we’re going to win the future by focusing on things like education and innovation?”

4 Comments

  1. If this were all “no big deal” Obama would produce his real birth record (not the unsigned notice of live birth that is easily manufactured) and be done with the questions. But he cannot and has spent $2 million hiding something. The left invents a label (birther) to dismiss the claims and the media play along. If this had been Bush, the media would be all over it. Will they never tire of carrying water for the golfer-in-chief?

  2. Seriously? McCain was not born in America and was not granted status as a U.S. citizen until he turned one. No one disputes that fact. He ran for President. Go investigate that. Where does this $2 million claim originate? Time to grow up and join the real world folks.

  3. It’s too late to do anything now and he’s who the people elected, but it does concern me that he worked/works so hard to keep things so secret from us. He hasn’t and won’t release detailed records regarding schools/grades/transcripts any time from grade school through all of college/post graduate.
    He also would not release any financial information regarding who paid for his college education and travels.
    In December, MSNBC’s pro-Obama host Chris Matthews called on the president to release his long-form birth certificate to settle the controversy surrounding his birthplace once and for all, saying, “If it exists, why not put it out?”
    “I am not a birther,” Matthews declared. “I am an enemy of the birthers.”
    But he held up the long-form birth certificate of someone who was born the day before Obama, and compared it with the shorter version Obama has released, which to the birthers, he said, “is evidence that he really ain’t one of us.
    “Why has the president himself not demanded that they put out the official document?” Matthews said.
    “Why doesn’t the governor just say, snap it up, whoever’s there at the department of records, send me a copy right now? Why doesn’t the president just say, send me a copy right now? Why doesn’t [White House press secretary Robert] Gibbs and [senior adviser David] Axelrod say, let’s just get this crappy story dead? Why not do it?
    “The department out there just said the other day that there is such a thing. It exists. The original document of his birth is available. They have it in storage, they said. And if it exists, why not put it out?
    “Will there be any harm done by releasing the original document?”
    During the presidential campaign, Obama released just one brief document detailing his personal health, while GOP opponent John McCain released what he said was his complete medical file totaling more than 1,500 pages. The Obama campaign eventually released some routine lab-test results and electrocardiograms for Obama.
    Obama refused to offer his official papers as a state legislator in Illinois and did not produce correspondence, such as letters from lobbyists and other information, from his days in the Illinois Senate.
    Obama did not release his client list as an attorney or his billing records.
    Obama declined to release his college records from Occidental College, where he studied for two years before transferring to Columbia University.
    Obama’s campaign refused to give Columbia University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in political science, permission to release his transcripts. Such transcripts would list the courses Obama took, and his grades.
    Obama’s college dissertation, reportedly titled “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament,” has disappeared from Columbia’s archives.
    Obama did not agree to the release of his application to the Illinois state bar, which would clear up intermittent allegations that his application to the bar may have been inaccurate.
    Obama has not released records from his time at Harvard Law School.
    During his campaign for president, Obama promised he would make his White House “the most open and transparent administration in history.”
    Read more on Newsmax.com: Trump: Obama Must Release Birth Certificate

  4. In all seriousness, if the king of all sleaze, Rove didn’t find anything on Obama, it doesn’t exist. Give it a rest and focus on what the country needs. If Trump were elected President, we’d be in a war within three months! He’s a jackass.

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