April 27th, 2011
10:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Trump takes credit for Obama birth certificate

(CNN) - Donald Trump is taking full credit for the release of President Obama's birth certificate.

"I am very proud of myself. I have accomplished something nobody else has accomplished," he told reporters in New Hampshire Wednesday.

"I want to look at it, but I hope it's true," the business mogul also said. "He should have done it a long time ago."

"I am really honored to have played such a big role in hopefully getting rid of this issue," added Trump.


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  1. Michelle

    This situation was like when Black people had to take literacy tests in order to vote – we have to prove ourselves at every turn. Its wrong, bigot and disrespectful to the office of President. But, I do hope that when another minority with the last name of Hernandez, or Chun, or Polinski is elected President, we will be able to conduct ourselves with more maturity. This is ignorance – but its really fear. People are people – no matter what color we are. Where do we go from here – well it depends on where these crazy people move the goal post.

    April 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  2. bartholomew54

    good, somebody from the dark side needs to acknowledge what they all didn't want to admit... but now they'll find fault with this too!

    April 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  3. Indiana Jones

    Ok. Now where is yours? You said its lying on your desk and its been 45 days and we are yet to see it....LOL...

    April 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  4. fearnowine

    LOL! Donald Trump is a publicity-seeking joke.

    April 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Trump is irrelevant.
    Meanwhile, the President has released his birth certificate...AGAIN.
    The clowns that pose as Birthers are now asking for college transcripts, passport etc.
    The world is laughing at us BECAUSE of these idiots.

    April 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  6. Mike

    Ok Trump, It was your deal. Now show us those financial disclosures

    April 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  7. kirk in VA

    Im still waiting to see it....not the Live Birth Certificate

    April 27, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  8. Jaywing

    What a clown Trump has tunred out to be. The fact is Donald, it was never a real issue - hasn't been for years unless you were too stupid or too lazy to use a computer. Now you'll have to move on to other lies and fantasies. I suggest Death Panels!

    April 27, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  9. OMUSTGO

    IT IS FAKE!!!! Start the impeachment process....

    April 27, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  10. Scott

    anybody who actually goes on tv and includes the phrase "I am proud of myself" must have very small private parts.

    April 27, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  11. Ric

    Donald Trumped is a FOOL and a TOOL. You're done Donald Duck, just like the Republican Party and Paul Ryan... Nice town halls you've been having lately! The American people are OVER you. Looking forward to Republifools getting their arses handed to them in 2012. :)

    April 27, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  12. Not Surprised

    He is absolutely disgusting.

    April 27, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  13. Al-NY,NY

    Shut Up. Now show us your financial records you liar.

    April 27, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  14. FM

    How can anyone continue to trust Trump! He doesn't trust what others tell him, how can he expect others to trust what he tells them!

    April 27, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  15. Dave from GA

    Oh yes... please support Trump for the GOP presidential candidate. I think he is the funny man.

    April 27, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  16. Mike

    Now if we could only prove that Bush served in the National Guard. Where are those missing government records. Funny, they supplied mine from forty years ago with no hesitation.

    April 27, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  17. harold

    Hopefully the press will asked Mr. Trumo about the missing birth certificate and all those interesting things uncovered by his private investigation. However, considering he talks over questions and never provides a real answer, doubt it

    April 27, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  18. MN Mom

    What Trump has "accomplished" is making himself look like a total idiot and nothing more. Trump claimed the birth certificate was missing. Releasing yet ANOTHER type of birth certificate has only proven Trump to be a liar. President Obama had already released (in 2008) the copy that the state gives to people who request it, there were birth announcements in the newspaper, and President Obama was issued a US Passport (which requires proof of birth in the US). This new certificate is simply the one the state keeps. But, it will still not be enough for the crazy birthers who will simply claim it is a forgery or some other silliness. Tea Partiers could care less about facts and reality. President Obama has intelligence and class far above and beyond Trump and the rest of the Tea Party idiots.

    April 27, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  19. Brent

    This will probably be the only clip of Trump's interview that CNN will show on its sight. Trump went on a tear for about 15 minutes afterwards. CNN will not show that I bet.

    April 27, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  20. Bill Graham in Jacksonville, FL

    Donald Trump,

    You were great on Wrestlemania 23. That seems to be a natural venue for your talent. President? Not so much.

    April 27, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  21. demetria mears

    now that the birth certificate has been put out there when will trump release his finances? trump is a jack ass. now they need to get into trumps back ground and find out where is his money at and who's name he put the money in. he has been saying that he is broke now lets really find out if he is or is he hiding something.

    April 27, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  22. Nothing new here

    Personally I would rather vote for Ron Paul at this point.
    At least Ron Paul has had the decency to stay out of this nonsense.

    Now can we move on in this country, and start addressing the real issues??

    April 27, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  23. The Real Tom Paine

    Well, from God's mouth.....

    Now Donald, about those financial records you promised: we want them for the last 30 years, and please include your involvement in the USFL. We want to know the details of your divorces as well, and we want to know if you have been been paying your fair share of taxes as well. Fianlly, we want the records of every high and mid-level employee you've terminated, and why they have been terminated, as well as their statements as to the circumstances of their termination. If you are serious about this job, you will do exactly as we say, since we will employ you. If you want to claim credit for ending this idiocy on the birth certificate, thats fine, but show us something about yourself beyond your carefully crafted image. Let us decide on our own: we are more than capable of deciding if you are fit for the office. If you can't stand the scrutiny, then get out.

    April 27, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  24. MarineDad

    He should be very proud that the world now knows that this guy is a complete fool. Serious businesses will now take a second look while thinking of doing business with this idiot.

    I used to take him half way seriously before all this, now I'll just have to totally ignore him.

    This kind of thing can only happen in America, where a total buffoon can capture attention for so many weeks. This country seriously needs quality education.

    April 27, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  25. Austin

    Sounds like someone is being a political bully.

    April 27, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
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