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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soundoff (183 Responses)
  1. vickir.

    I am both embarrassed and angry that our President felt that he had to go so far as to provide a copy of his birth certificate to prove that he is who he says he is. We all know that as soon as he even thought that he would run for president, the naysayers were on it. He would have gotten nowhere if he was not a U.S. citizen. Since Trump who isn't really an issue has made himself an issue, i want to see the naysayers and media jump on that and expose some facts about him. He could not hope to even hold a candle to the caliber of person Pres. Obama is. This is racism in its purest form. There is no other word for it for this non-issue to go on so far and for so long. It is time that us responsible citizens start listening to networks like PBS who state facts and talk more about facts than fiction. Media needs to be more responsible with what they report and how often. I am tired of hearing that they report what the people want to hear. This person is sick of this nonsense. Report the facts.
    We are smart enough, believe it or not, to draw our own conclusions whether they be informed or uninformed conclusions.

    April 27, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  2. LOL

    What's next? He wants proof if Hawaii is really part of America?

    April 27, 2011 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. Eileen

    Look at this birth certificate. It is neatly typed out but if you look at the time he was born, why is the "M' in PM dropped down.
    Again it is in the Kansas for Father birth but not as low as it is in the word PM. Makes you wonder doesn't it

    April 27, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |

    This is really a shame. All these things going on in this country and it is always a debate over an African American. The President was elected by the People, for him to be Eligible to even run for President of the United States a thourough back ground check was done and what Donald Trump is taking credit for was already achieved by our hard Working Civil Service Employees. Donald Trump please go sit down some where and be mature, or come up with some real solutions to get us out of the deficit the previous administration caused to happen.

    April 27, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  5. russ

    Another story that the only response is....hahahahahahahahahahahahah, you're hoot Chump Trump.

    April 27, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  6. ww

    Since that's settled, I'd like all of Congress and any future cantidates to produce their long form birth certificates. And their parents' birth certificates. Adoption papers, if any. I want to make sure we don't have anchor babies representing us fine, upstanding U.S. citizens in the Senate or House of Representatives. Oh, and Mr. Trump, this includes you. No free pass because your're taking credit for getting Mr. Obama to produce the document.

    April 27, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  7. Ghj

    Donald - YOU ARE FIRED !!

    April 27, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  8. Grandma in Alaska

    And if this is the best the GOP has to offer, they are in big trouble!

    April 27, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  9. FinalFrame

    Donald Trump is GREAT, I can't wait to vote for him. Obama, lol.

    April 27, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  10. Mary Goode

    I wish I could come face to face with Trump. I use to like him. now I will always hate him and who ever else is like him. lol

    April 27, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  11. tj

    Donald is a tool. This will not satisfy him nor the birther. It is still a certificate of live birth which Trump has said is not a birth certificate. Obama should not be playing to the bullying going on from the right. These issues are ridiculous and will not change the minds of some. It shows him as playable. Obama does well when he stops trying to please everyone. We need strength right now. We need to believe in your commitment to the people of the US as an advocate and leader.

    April 27, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  12. Tevii

    ALL presidents should be required to release their Birth Certificates. It is REQUIRED that candidates need to be born here.
    And it should be enforced....
    So, I have chosen to personally take the dolorean BACK IN TIME to personally witness the births of each and every President. brb

    April 27, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  13. Lorraine Trent

    Trump is a racist at heart. He should not get media play to discredit our President. Trump is a disgusting clown.

    April 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  14. Barbria

    This does not change the fact that you voted for a man an his wife and family that hate the U.S.A. and its laws. every one knows he is Islam and his law will cute off hands and feet of your young ones for penny stealing.
    G-D have mercey on you. cause OBAD will not. An he was born befor HON.be came a state! This is not about black or white this is about right and wrong. My don't you see and hear how Islam treat there woman and children,!! May Yeshua Jesus have mercy on us all. The U.S.A. is broke and He just keep spending spending spending! stop fighting and start praying!

    April 27, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  15. Emma

    You are fired!!!

    April 27, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  16. al in memphis

    Now, now Donald where are those financials. And when your tell China that you will tax their goods 25%, don't forget to tell all of the Walmart, Target, Sears, JCPenny, Firestone,Goodyear, Dollar General, Macy, Goldsmith, etc employees that they have exactly one week to find another job.
    And don't forget the fact that the US will be in foreclosure because the China wants their money. And gas will hit $10 dollars because interest rates will have to be raised to about 30% inorder for anyone to want to touch the dollar.

    April 27, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  17. Linton

    You didn't accomplish a thing, dawnald.......

    Every intelligent person on the planet knew that the FEC had already investigated this before he was allowed to be placed on the ballot.

    sheeesh – what's next? Claiming you accomplished something after running your crappy casion into the ground?

    April 27, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  18. Meash

    Mr. Trump, You are full of yourself these days. I would think that you, of all people, would understand the value of waste. That exercise was just another diversion of resources and media focus for the powerful. Why dont you spend your time helping the people that have lost everything in the last few weeks with the tornado's, fires and floods. These are the people that should have your attention, as well as the media. Get out of your rich neighborhood and limo and see what really needs to be fixed. It is disgusting that this is the headline and not the people that really do need help in this country.

    April 27, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  19. matt

    He may be even dumber then Sarah Palin

    April 27, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  20. vet in texas

    All the left wing, progressive, liberal, demcrats, etc. Today is laugh at a right winger day, anytime you hear one rant and rave......laugh at them, and laugh at them hardily.

    April 27, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  21. Marry

    donald trump – what a stupid person!!

    April 27, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  22. PJ

    It is said that adversity does not make the person, it simply reveals one to themselves. That said, it is a sad commentary on the United States, it's citizens and the media that feeds them. (as they sadly report what we want to hear about) When this is the most popular story and that everyone is so "gullible" as to bite the "Trump Hook" to begin with. Now he is attempting another misdirection that he was only "responding" to media questions on the issue and thanks to him it's over. He tried the "ghost writer" issue on Obama's book, then "birther", now he is on to school transcripts. What's next suit makers?, Jump shots?, or will he go back to "Net worth" which is his "why to vote for me" over the other GOP candidates. Of the people who's ear he has I hope you enjoy the ride while he laughs his way to the bank.

    April 27, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  23. Matt

    I hope this finally puts this birther issue to rest, the country has problems and needs to find solutions on how to address them. This birth certificate is just a side show and the world is actually laughing at us for focusing on this issue.

    April 27, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  24. Angie

    Donald, can you shut up now?

    April 27, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  25. usualone

    "i", "I", "I" is Trump's favorite being. If he thinks he accomplished something by the President releasing his birth certificate, he only succeeded in showing how brutish, foolish, and everything else derogatory he is. He is one dumb guy who will never get it. He has the money so he can put the blinders on to how he looks to others. One day we may feel sorry for the GOP when we look back at the losers dominating their party nowadays - the Trumps, Palins, Gingrich's, etc., etc. But today is not the day....and years will go by if that may ever happen.

    April 27, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
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