March 30, 2011: A copy of Donald Trump’s birth certificate appears on this website – it shows that Donald Trump was born at the Jamaica Hospital in New York on June 14, 1946.
Trump questioned whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States during a phone interview on "Fox and Friends" on Monday morning. "He could have been born outside of this country," he said before asking, "Why can't he produce a birth certificate?"
Just last week, Trump found himself in a fiery exchange with Whoopi Goldberg while discussing the issue during an appearance on "The View."
Here's the background on the
drama that went down:
Trump appeared on the ABC show last week and set Goldberg off by saying that there was "something on Barack Obama's birth certificate that he doesn't like." Goldberg called this "the biggest pile of dog mess I've heard in ages" and asked, "it's not 'cause he's black, is it? ...Because I've never heard any white President asked to be shown the birth certificate."
On Monday's "Fox and Friends," Trump struck back. Asked if his comments had anything to do with race, he said, "absolutely not. I like Whoopi. I've always had a good relationship with Whoopi...but frankly, I mean, I think that's insulting that she brings up--what does that have to do with race?"
Trump said on Monday morning that the president's birthplace is an issue that has him "really concerned."
"It's inconceivable that after four years of questioning, the president still hasn't produced his birth certificate," he said. "I'm just asking President Obama to show the public his birth certificate. Why's he making an issue out of this?"
President Obama takes a blow from Donald Trump over birth certificate
Politico's Ben Smith notes:
As I wrote earlier, an official copy of Obama's birth certificate -- the same thing Trump would have to prove his own birth -- has been available and online for more than three years.
UPDATE: Ben Smith reports that the document released by Trump on Monday does not appear to be the potential presidential contender's official birth certificate.
Officials told Politico's Maggie Haberman that if it were, it'd be marked with the seal of the Department of Health, as well as the signature of the city registrar, which do not appear on the image of the document posted.
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."
Smith notes that the document offered by Trump was likely given by the hospital to his family.
Trump is calling for Obama to release birth certificate!
Donald Trump, who has been making television appearances calling for President Barack Obama to release his official birth documents, released his hospital birth certificate on Monday.
Trump was skeptical that so few people have stepped forward to verify Obama's birth. Trump on Tuesday released his official birth certificate and other records that were signed and certified.
"I went to the best college and I was a great student, and it is inconceivable to my brain that no doctor, no nurse, nobody has stepped forward to verify the birth, other than the governor. He remembers? The governor? A birth 50 years ago? Come on. He’s taking a bullet for his party."
He said other presidents have produced these documents without any hesitation.
"Ronald Reagan, George Bush have produced their birth certificates. Why doesn’t Obama?"
Trump added that the local newspaper ad announcing Obama’s birth also strikes him as odd.
“Someone takes an ad out in the paper announcing his birth days later? How many people do you know who take an ad out in the paper to announce a birth, and then won’t show anyone the birth certificate?”
Donald Trump's birth certificate released as he challenges Obama to release his birth certificate
Donald Trump smiles as he challenges President Obama over his birth certificate - Next challenge the White House?
In response to challenges to the birth certificate above - Donald Trump released this official birth certificate
It’s a little farfetched to believe that Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii, though the President is spending countless dollars in court to avoid providing an original “long-form” birth certificate which would end all speculation.
The birth certificate Obama has provided so far is called a “certification of live birth” and was made available to those born outside of Hawaii.
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