What an ass he has made of himself! Of course I always thought he was an ass, and I guess I was right. Donald Trump and whatever that orange beast is that rides around on his head have gone full-blown birfer. (He must have gotten that thing from Harcourt Fenton Mudd) And he is displaying his ignorance of anything rational every time he opens his mouth. He’s been touting debunked birfer rumors to every news media and journalist that will listen to him.
His latest? Obama’s grandparents planted his birth announcement in the paper to get welfare benefits.
Gail Collins, Op-Ed Columist of the NYT did an article on April 1st “ Donald Trump Gets Weirder” where she mocked Trump’s history of faux presidential campaigns and his recent birfer madness. She wrote:
“In a potential Republican field that includes Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, it’s hard to come up with a line of attack loopy enough to stand out from the pack. But darned if Trump didn’t manage to find one.”
“Trump’s main argument for why he should be taken seriously as a presidential contender is his business success. Has Obama ever hosted a long-running reality series? Owned a bankruptcy-bound chain of casinos? Put his name on a flock of really unattractive high-rise apartment buildings? No!”
Well, Trump didn’t take kindly to that and on April 8th he “wrote a letter to the editor”:
“As far as her comments on the so-called “birther” issue, I don't need Ms. Collins's advice. There is a very large segment of our society who believe that Barack Obama, indeed, was not born in the United States. His grandmother from Kenya stated, on tape, that he was born in Kenya and she was there to watch the birth. His family in Honolulu is fighting over which hospital in Hawaii he was born in-they just don't know.”
Yet another demonstration of his ignorance. That story was “debunked” long ago. But hay, Trump continually brags about “being highly edjumakated” so he should have at least have the sense Gawd never gave Orly to know better than that.
So of course Gail Collins replied with “Donald Trump Strikes Back” making an even bigger fool of Trump than he made of himself.
”Although Trump and I have had our differences in the past, I never felt it was personal. In fact, until now, I have refrained from noting that I once got an aggrieved message from him in which he misspelled the word “too.”
But about the letter. Mainly, it’s a list of alleged evidence that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Trump has made this the centerpiece of his faux presidential campaign, falling further and further into the land of the lunatic fringe. I find this a disturbing spectacle — a little like seeing a guy you know from the neighborhood suddenly turn up in the middle of Times Square with his face painted blue and yelling about space aliens.”
Actually I believe I’ve heard some birfers also claim Obama is really a shape shifting alien, so I won’t be surprised it that’s not Trump’s next claim. He may not go to the extreme of painting his face blue, but he does walk around with that stupid looking orange tribble on his head.
Trump’s birfer claims have even sparked Dr. Chiyome Fukino, former director of Hawaii’s department of health to come forward once again to debunk the birth certificate nonsense. “In an interview with MSN” she said:
"It’s kind of ludicrous at this point," Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the former director of Hawaii's Department of Health, said in a rare telephone interview with NBC.”
“No matter what state officials release on the issue, the "birthers" are going to question it, said Fukino. "They’re going to question the ink on which it was written or say it was fabricated," said Fukino. "The whole thing is silly."
And she would absolutely be right about that. Of course Orly Taitz is just shitting herself with joy over Trump’s birfer madness. Maybe she’ll get to be his presidential campaign manager!
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