April 7th, 2011
01:10 PM ET
12 years ago

Trump: Obama's citizenship may be a 'scam'

(CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump, who's flirting with a presidential run, continued to question President Obama's birthplace during an appearance on CNN's "Newsroom" Thursday.

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  1. BudinTexas

    This coming from the world's greatest "SCAM ARTIST"...

    April 7, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. Saul - Virginia

    Obama's mom was a bonifide white american citizen. This automatically makes Obama a US citizen even if he was born in Saudi Arabia or in planet Mars ( according to our constitution). Donald Trump is a pig, and should be ashame of himself for using this issue for his own political gains. No US president has ever had his citizenship questioned, i wonder why that is.

    April 7, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. Oregon Calling

    If I have to hear CNN call him "The Donald" one more time, I am going to find other avenues to obtain my NEWS!

    Peace 🙂

    April 7, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. Expat American

    Trump is proof that a billion dollars will not buy you common sense or a good haircut.

    What a fool; and a Republican (big surprise)

    April 7, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  5. ConservaFascists/FUBAR


    I hate to call people racist, but if the shoe fits, you know the rest. I've lost all of the little bit of respect I had for the man. I hope people begin boycotting his businesses.

    April 7, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. hjoseph7

    Someone needs to investigate Trumps current Russian wife and former Russian wife.

    April 7, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. wired

    Soooo lets get this straight.
    Our government is about to shut down. I'm not pointing fingers ATM because I haven't seen much of any discussion going on, however I am leaning towards "Same crap different day" republicans.
    And Trump, another Presidential Wannabe, can only think to go waste time and money on something as dumb as this. His birth certificate was posted.(with the SSN blurred off, which is just a common courtesy these days.)
    Frankly it sounds like the Republicans realize that they are to blame for most of this and are trying to find a reason to blame Obama and Fast.

    April 7, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. IdahoRobbie

    Please quit giving this bozo (apologies to professional clowns) a forum. There are real issues to consider for candidates. The character of this man is abysmal. Move on to important issues Trump, or sit down and shut up! Fluff over substance.

    April 7, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  9. PalmReader

    Apparently GOPer/TeaPers are the only viewers the media has left to court. I can't decide who is becoming more of a joke – news journalists or the GOPer/TeaPers who feed off their nonsense. How utterly American of our Corporate owned media to fawn over such rubbish as Donald Trump.

    April 7, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. terry,va

    Trump is not a fool. He must be onto something. Get the the bottom of the BS and spin and let us know the truth Donald.

    April 7, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  11. Joe

    Louis Farrakhan's statement that President Obama was demonically controlled is considered to be radical. However, it does have an interesting connection to Bible prophecy.

    The international leader of the Nation of Islam, minister Louis Farrakhan, has made controversial statements in the past that have shocked the world. Farrakhan's visit to Libya and his meeting with Col. Khadafi in Libya a number of years ago raised great concerns in the United States government. The million man march led by Farrakhan in Washington DC was evidence of his power and influence among the African-American men in the United States. However, Farrakhan's recent statement that the reason for President Obama's action against Col. Khadafi was because the President was demonically controlled, goes beyond the pale according to many.

    This statement about demonically controlled world leaders does however have a connection to the Bible and Bible prophecy. Daniel 10 is the record of two demonically controlled world leaders, the Prince of Persia (verse 13) and the Prince of Greece (verse 20). The Prince of Persia was wicked Haman of the Biblical book of Esther and the Prince of Greece Antiochus Epiphanes, the madman of the Grecian attack on the temple in Jerusalem found in Daniel 11:21-35. The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:12 that our battle today is against Satan and demons operating out of the heavens. In the last days, demons will indeed control world leaders. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

    April 7, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  12. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    This coming from a man born in Jamaica? OK, I know, it is Jamaica, NY, but at least the Certificate the President produced was considered a legal document for entry in the US armed forces. The Donald's would not pass muster according to DoD regulations. As far as his contention that "he" could not find any Doctor or Nurse that remembered him, how many kids were born in that hospital that year. Could any doctor or nurse remember any individual delivery from 1961! Is there a doctor or nurse who remembers delivering the Donald?

    April 7, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  13. Michael tampa

    maybe he palin, rommney and pawlenty can ride a wave into nowhere so we don't have to hear their names ever again!

    April 7, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  14. Mereze Lawson

    and u mr.Trump are a fraud and total idiot

    April 7, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. jdryda

    It seems very bias and ignorant of the news person to not question it more. Despite the fact that she did do a documentary on it, there are still many holes in the story to feel any sense of good about it. From a scientific view anyway.

    April 7, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  16. NVa Native

    Why does Trump think we (those who don't follow fox) care what he thinks, or what any other this narsicistic blow-hard thinks.
    Trump is a clown, just look at his clown hair.

    April 7, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Brian

    During the campaign, everyone screamed that McCain submit his health records and yet Obama presented nothing but a note. The transcripts of Obama are kept secret and somehow we the citizens of this country are expected to take the word of someone. What is wrong with showing proof to the citizens you represent? Get this over with so we can move on.

    April 7, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. Trump thinking that he is a "man of the people" is like . . .

    Colonel Sanders thinking that he a "man of the chickens"

    April 7, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  19. LBM

    The Donald asks some reasonable questions. It is obvious from this interview, CNN tries way too hard to defend Obama. Makes me question their credibility more than ever. If everything is good, CNN should get proof for the questions presented...not put up a defensive posture.

    April 7, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  20. ashamed of Trump

    State officials say there's no doubt Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.

    "I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen."

    Fukino says that no state official, including Gov. Linda Lingle, ever instructed that Obama's certificate be handled differently from any other.

    She says state law bars release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a tangible interest in it.

    That quote was taken from snopes.com.....come on people! You birthers should be so embarassed by your ignorance. I am totally embarassed for you. Don't listen to these idiots filling you with lies....check for your self! The info is out there! He was born in The USA!!!! Do your own research so you can make your own decision.....one based on solid information and not lies. Grow a brain!!! President Obama shouldn't have to sttop so low as to show everone his birth certificate....again! He is far to classy and has much more important issues on his plate. It appears, to me anyway, Trump is playing you because of your ignorance and being gullible. It is hard to fathom people believing in this garbage. Fyi....i am neither a dem or a rep.....i have a brain!!!!

    April 7, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |

    He has been in Office two years It is about time someone looks into Obama Past, who, when , where, and why needs to be answered.
    Just ask Steve Learnen or Ms Powers he likes to talk them alot and maybe flight record from Pam AM

    April 7, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  22. wombat

    If anyone knows about scams, it would be "The Donald." What a bull-goose looney!

    April 7, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  23. george wheeldon

    If Trump does not find out anything, would he maybe promise to get on a jet plane and head to the moon, with no return?

    April 7, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  24. dwald

    Lets fire the donald now and save the possible expense of impeachment.

    April 7, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  25. patrick

    its stated in the constitution of THE U S A that u must be a citizen of this country to run for president but NUMBNUTS still cant provide legality of his birth certificate no one did anything about it BECAUSE HE IS BLACK N THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED RACISM WAKE UP PEOPLE

    April 7, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
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