April 27th, 2011
10:01 AM ET
7 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. robin

    R U satisfied Mr. Trump??? Why haven't U ask for the birth certificate of all the past presidents to released? How can U be sure that the past presidents were born in the US even though they were white? Is Barack's skin color bothering U?

    Can U let us know how U were able to come out of your bankruptcy?

    April 27, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. MarineDad

    Need the following from Donald Trumph:

    Original (long form) birth certificate
    Original (long form) birth certificates of both his parents – just to make sure they were humans
    All his transcripts from kindergarten.
    Depositions from at least 10 people in each course he attended that he was there.
    His military service record. If he never joined, why so?
    The original certificate from the mental asylum that let him out, certifying that he is capable to functional as a normal human being.
    A thorough IQ test that qualifies him to have past the idiotic quotient.

    April 27, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  3. Anonymous

    What's interesting is if the birth certificate said 1959 instead of 1961 Obama would still be considered not born in the United States as Hawaii was not made a state until August 21 1959, so he would of missed it by 17days. So if I was the expert I'd be looking real good at the date, and at anything that said how old he was when he graduated high school, college anything that might show fraud.

    April 27, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  4. FM

    Take that bombshell Trump as you did not expect it is coming. You have proved yourself to be a propaganda person instead of a reliable one!

    April 27, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  5. MissV

    This guy is unbelievable. What a joke

    April 27, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  6. Dee

    Trump is a disgrace he thinks he is the smartest man in the world he is nothing but a big mouth bully and does not respect the office of the Presidency or the President of the US.
    All of this stuff is tainted with racial elements no other President has been scrutinized like this. Donald Trump mom is from Scotland, and he had several wives two not born the US.

    He does not have as much money as he says you don't see Buffet or Gates bragging about their assests and they have more than him.

    Ameicans if you vote for this man you will have a Dictator like his friend Gadahfi (who gave him fund) and he benefited from him.

    April 27, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  7. Bob Ramos

    Responding to the development, Trump said, "I have accomplished something nobody else has accomplished."
    "I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true," he told reporters in New Hampshire. "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.

    On national TV, Trump vowed to release his tax returns if Obama released his birth certificate. Obama did and Trump is flip floping on this matter. I hope the media keep hounding him to honor his word.

    April 27, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  8. txgram

    Trump your done!!!

    April 27, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  9. frankD

    Great job, Mr. Trump. But why stop there? You suggested that the president should release his grade transcripts from college, but why stop there? What about his library card (so we can find out what books he reads), his social security card, Starbuck's debit card, dry cleaner's debit card, etc., etc. There's plenty more stuff to get....

    April 27, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  10. Irma in North Carolina

    I knew that the racist Trump would take credit for this. Boy I thought Palin was bad, but she is mild compared to this sleazebag. Its a shame we have people like him in this country. Boy now this country must really look bad to the whole world.

    April 27, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  11. Anferco

    Can Obama sue Donald Trump for defamation?

    April 27, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  12. brian K

    this has always been a racial issue and everyone knows it. Call it out for what it is and stop making a fool oy yourselves.

    Mcain was not even born in the US, but no one talks about him cause he is caucasian.... You so called bible belt christians go to church every day and still spew so much hate out of ur hearts....because he is not the same color as you. Only God will judge you people.

    April 27, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  13. Mountaineer

    Donald, the Birther, you should be proud of yourself. You actually believe you had something to do with Obama releasing his birth certificate. You are a bigger idiot, than one can imagine. President Obama waited until idiots like yourself made yourselves look foolish, and turned the tables on you. You're just too stupid to see just how nuts you really are. Furthermore, YOU WILL NEVER BE ELECTED PRESIDENT, DONALD "THE BIRTHER" TRUMP.

    April 27, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  14. Anon

    Read this article. Ponder for a second whether the very idea of coercion of brining a birth certificate to light is a "triumph". Read the article again and wonder why people would even consider him to run this country.

    April 27, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  15. Felix

    I have the feeling that some of those maniac are going to say that the UFO put President Obama Certificate in the Vault! The issue is not that this man was born here the issue is that some people are very angry at this man because he is half black and the funny part of this situation is that most Republicans are supporting the idea that he was born in Kenya because they are afraid to make the Tea Party crowd angry.

    This man is very intelligent and he is very well prepared to lead this nation and we have a TV clown Trump that is playing the race card to gain popularity because in this country there are a lot of losers that hate every body that do not look like them and are successful, take a close look at what Palin said when she was running with Mc Cain the real Americans and my question is who are the real Americans in this country? Sometimes I had the feeling that they are still living in the reservation!


    April 27, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  16. Luvanda Linebarger

    So now are we requesting to see the birth certificates of ALL PRESIDENTAL CANIDATES? Oh, I'm sorry, it was released today!...... BARACK OBAMA!

    April 27, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  17. John

    Trump doesn't seem to realize that this act makes a liar and a fool of him.

    April 27, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  18. RetMilOfcr

    Well, President Obama yielded to the ranting of an imbecile! No other president has had to release his birth certificate.
    Now Trump (who made him BOSS) is carrying on about President Obama’s transcript. President Obama graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law.
    After the transcripts, what will it be Trump – DNA to prove that President Obama’s daughters are truly his biological children OR perhaps his marriage license to prove that he and Michelle are legally married?

    April 27, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  19. AE

    Way to Go Donald. You really accomplished something truly important. You proved once and for all what all of the intelligent, thinking people in the country have known all along. WOW I see now why you think you are ready for the Oval Office.

    April 27, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  20. America Shrugged

    No President in the history of our country has had to publically show his Birth Certificate to the citizens. I think it's a shame that our 1st African American President felt he had to, to satisfy the few whackos ( including Trump ) out there who just refuse to believe he's an American. This isn't over yet.. Now they'll get out the abacus to try and figure out some mathematical equation that would somehow prove his mother wasn't a Citizen at the time of his birth.. What a frigging side show. No wonder we're the laughing stock of other civilized nations.

    April 27, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  21. nghisus

    Way to milk the racist undertones of the far reaching right. Anybody who calls themselves a birther or lends credence to this myth is a racist. The only reason people question his nationality is the fact he's of a different complexion than any other President to have ever held office. If his name was Steve Smith and he was white and born in Hawaii this never would have been an issue. It's like when people ask me, "Where are you from?" And I tell them I was born in the good old USA they respond with, "No, really where are you from?"

    April 27, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  22. Candice

    Okay what exactly did we see? Are you all so mindless that someone just shows you a piece of paper and you are totally and completely convinced? Do you believe everything you see in a movie? Maybe in the future they will uncover the video footage of the actual birth of Obama. This picture of a birth certificate is trivial compared to the concerns and questions that should have been addressed years ago. You sheep keep eating what the government is feeding you and let the thinkers do what their brain was intended to do.

    April 27, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  23. Sophie

    Trump is a lame child begging for candy and Obama handed him one to have him go away. And he's 'proud'? I don't see what he's accomplished.

    OPEC, China, OPEC, China, OPEC, China....every single interview. I don't think he knows about anything else.

    April 27, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  24. Plueeez

    I am very pleased with The Donald, too. Hooray for him. He has done us all a great service.


    April 27, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  25. Davi

    Cheers to the Republicans who have dismissed all of this as nonsense and choose to focus on other matters. Trump, you're a clown.

    April 27, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
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