Monday, March 28, 2011

Birther Trump Releases Unofficial Birth Certificate

The Donald has been calling for Obama to release his birth certificate, joining that loony group known as.... The Birthers. Trump bragged earlier today to Newsmax (like Fox News times 10) about releasing his birth certificate (which for the sane among us, Obama already did in 2008). Funny thing about Trump's certificate though. It ain't the real thing:
But after several New York City-based readers contacted POLITICO's Maggie Haberman, her call to city officials revealed that an actual birth certificate, which is issued by the Department of Health, would have the agency's seal and also a signature of the city registrar - neither of which the Trump document has. Officials said the city Health Department is the "sole issuing authority" of official birth certificates in New York, and that the document would clearly say so, and "city officials said it's not an official document." Politico
Furthermore, Politico's Ben Smith goes on to point out Trump's mother was born in Scotland and his plane is registered in the Bahamas (naturally). Of course I have no doubt Trump is a U.S. citizen (nor do I care or think that he stands any chance of being president, and I'm so proud to say I've never watched him fire people) and neither does Ben Smith. It's just sort of fun mocking a fool.