Trump Gets Asked About Obama’s Birth Certificate, Flips Tables In A Way That Will Really Stir The Pot

While much of the current media attention surrounding presidential candidate Donald Trump is focused on his recent comments about illegal immigration, at least one reporter brought up a previous controversial stance during an interview Thursday.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper sat down with Trump for a wide-ranging conversation, which at one point targeted the business tycoon’s skepticism regarding the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

“It’s rare politicians actually admit mistakes,” Cooper said. “You’ve admitted you made mistakes in the past.”

He prompted Trump to admit he was wrong in his stance as a so-called birther, bait his spirited guest refused to bite.

Cooper asked: “Do you accept that President Obama was born in the United States?”

“I really don’t know,” Trump responded. “I don’t know why he wouldn’t release his records; but, honestly, I don’t want to get into it.”

Before shifting to a different topic, though, Trump rebutted with a few facts on the subject.

“Do you know that Hillary Clinton was a birther? She wanted those records and fought like hell,” he said. “People forgot. Did you know John McCain was a birther? Wanted those records?”

Trump then set himself apart from those and other examples.

“They couldn’t get the records,” he said. “Hillary failed. John McCain failed. Trump was able to get him to give something – I don’t know what the hell it was – but it doesn’t matter.”

Instead of focusing on the current administration, he concluded that his campaign is focusing on the future.

“I’m off that subject,” he said. “I’m about jobs. I’m about the military. I’m about doing the right thing for this country. I want to make our country great again.”

h/t: Independent Journal Review

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Sheriff Joe Just Used These 2 BOLD Words To Describe Obama’s Birth Certificate

He’s 83 years old, running for reelection to a seventh term, battling federal contempt charges, and as feisty as ever — the peace officer often called “America’s Toughest Sheriff” — Joe Arpaio, chief lawman of Maricopa County, Az. And now Arpaio is proving once again just how tough and feisty he really is by jumping back into a controversy he helped kindle years ago — the argument over the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

One might think that, given his troubles with the Obama Justice Department, Sheriff Joe would steer clear of that long-simmering controversy. But as WND reports, Arpaio waded back into the treacherous political waters surrounding the president’s birth certificate in a weekend radio interview. Speaking with Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, Sheriff Joe matter-of-factly reiterated what he has frequently contended:

“I’ve been in law enforcement 55 years,” stated Arpaio. “I think I know a fraudulent, fake document. I’m not a computer expert. I rely on my people. But I’m pretty well convinced it’s a fake document.”

As WND points out, the radio interview was focused primarily on Donald Trump and the raging firestorm over the GOP presidential candidate’s statements about illegal immigrants. Arpaio and Trump have both claimed that Obama’s birth certificate — released by the White House in 2011 and indicating he was born in a hospital in Hawaii — may be a fake.

Sheriff Joe, you might recall, appointed an investigative “posse” to gather evidence on the document’s origins. The WND post notes that “Arpaio’s appointed lead investigator on the birth-certificate case, Mike Zullo, has been promising the release of ‘universe-shattering’ information regarding the document” — evidence that has not yet been presented.

By clicking on the video above, you can listen to the relevant portion of the Aaron Klein interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in which the Maricopa County lawman first addresses the Trump brouhaha, then segues into the discussion of the Obama birth certificate.

What do you think — should Sheriff Joe drop the birth certificate matter or keep pursuing the truth? Share your opinion by commenting below.

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Watch: Marine Calls For Obama’s Resignation On The Steps Of The White House

White House Marine

Sergeant Manny E. Vega, after the midterm election Tuesday night, takes the news to President Obama on the steps of the White House. Armed with a megaphone, Vega exercises his First Amendment right and calls out Obama–and does so for about an hour, according to Mad World News.

Vega, a Marine and now a member of the Patriot Militia, has spent nine years in the Marine Corps and has been deployed to Iraq three different times.

Sgt. Vega says Obama should just leave his office and pursue golfing instead of his presidency and repeatedly asks for his resignation. He even goes into a speech about Obama’s birth certificate, which he doesn’t believe to be authentic.

He suggests Obama is an “usurper” and suggests he just leave his job.

“You know Mr. President, the American people have had about enough of you. They have had about enough of all you do against this country and against the Constitution,” Vega said in the megaphone.

“These politicians are our public servants and they will maintain their positions only by serving the American people,” Vega told Mad World News.

Strangely, no Secret Service members came to stop Vega during his demonstration at one o’clock in the morning.

Vega closes out the video by singing a portion of America the Beautiful to the White House walls and the President inside, who is perhaps unaware of the patriot’s demonstration.

H/T Mad World News

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Watch: Fox News Expert Lets Slip Obama Birth Certificate Could Be A Fraud

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During a recent speech, U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan responded to an audience member’s suggestion that Barack Obama is likely not a “legitimate American.”

The terrorism expert and frequent Fox News analyst couched his remarks in abstract rhetoric; however, he noted that the skeptic’s concerns could be based in reality.

“You may be right,” he said. “You may be absolutely right.”

Despite his apparent willingness to accept that Obama’s birth certificate might be a forgery, however, Cowan urged his audience to focus on more immediate goals in an effort to save the nation.

“Is he legitimate? We don’t know,” he said. “And we may not know for another 100 years. The problem is we are living in the real world.”

He explained that, as it stands, Obama “was sworn in to be our president; and even if tomorrow someone found a real legitimate birth certificate somewhere else that said he couldn’t be our president, the legal process to push that through and get him out would far exceed the rest of the time he has in office.”

In essence, Cowan lamented, “we’re stuck with the guy.”

He suggested that, at least for now, Americans should be more interested in making sure Obama’s replacement is a leader interested in steering the nation away from his disastrous policies.

“No matter what our complaints are about him, no matter what he does right or wrong – mostly wrong – he is not running for office again,” Cowan said. “So, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter.”

It would be far more beneficial, he concluded, for conservatives to keep their eye on upcoming elections that truly can bring about positive change.

“We’re going to be electing someone else next time,” he said; “and if we’re not careful, it’s going to be Hillary Clinton and we’re going to be right where we are now.”

Looking forward to the 2016 election, Cowan was asked if he saw another candidate on the horizon with Ronald Reagan’s attributes.

“Even if there is a Reagan out there,” he said, “the Republican Party is so fractured and so self-serving in so many corners, that they’re going to fight it all the way.”

While he shied away from expressing favoritism for any potential candidate, he did offer one perceived benefit Mitt Romney would have should he decide to run again.

“Is he an ideal candidate? No,” Cowan said. “But he’s been thoroughly scrubbed by the media. They’ve taken their shots at that guy and he passed. We don’t know if anyone else at the moment will be able to do that.”

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The Governor Who May Have Covered Up Obama’s Birth Certificate Just Got Betrayed By His Own People

Photo Credit: Facebook/Neil Abercrombie

Following Saturday’s Democratic primary, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie received the dubious distinction of becoming the first governor in the state’s history to lose a reelection bid to a primary challenger. He is just the second incumbent not to be reelected.

According to a WND report, his loss to Sen. David Ige was resounding despite the fact that Abercrombie’s campaign spent nearly 10 times more money than his opponent.

As many fellow Democrats across the country are shying away from running on Barack Obama’s endorsement, Abercrombie received a recent nod from the chronically unpopular president. Despite – or perhaps because of – that endorsement, Ige received more than twice as many votes as the incumbent.

“For 40 years going back to 1974 – really at about this time – every waking breath I’ve taken, every thought that I had before I slept was for Hawaii,” Abercrombie said in his concession speech last weekend.

To his former rival, he affirmed his intention to become an ally for the common good of his state.

“We need to work together, stick together, be together,” he said, “to move Hawaii forward; and he can count on me to do that.”

During his tenure, Abercrombie gained some notoriety for his role in the ongoing debate over the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate.

After insinuating that his long-form record might no longer exist, he promised to continue searching for the elusive document.

“It was actually written, I am told, this is what our investigation is showing,” he said prior to the 2012 presidential election, “it actually exists in the archives, written down.”

Abercrombie also hinted that the entire mission to release Obama’s birth certificate is rooted in partisanship.

“If there is a political agenda,” he said at the time, “then there is nothing I can do about that, nor can the president.”

Years earlier, as a U.S. congressman, Abercrombie cited a letter supposedly written by Obama as proof that he was born in a Hawaiian hospital.

The letter, which refers to Kapi’olani Medical Center as “the place of my birth,” was apparently all the proof Abercrombie needed to conclude that the case had been closed. On his website, the legislator stated that Obama’s letter settled the debate “once and for all.”

Photo Credit: Facebook/Neil Abercrombie

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