Trump Doubles Down on Birther Claim
"Well I’ve been told very recently, Anderson, that the birth certificate is missing," Trump told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday. "I’ve been told that it’s not there or it doesn’t exist. And if that’s the case it’s a big problem."
He further is clearly heading down populism road:
"I’d love for him to produce his birth certificate so that you can fight one-on-one," Trump said in an interview set to air Monday. "If you look at what he’s doing to fuel prices, you can do a great fight one-on-one, you don’t need this issue."
While it is a fair game to try and make political hay out of gas prices, the notion that Obama (or any president) is directly responsible for the price of oil is absurd. Further, Trump is suggesting in such statements that were he president that he could do something about said prices. This is equally absurd—but a lot of people will believe his claims about the birth certificate and oil prices (and will ignore the fact that he is pulling all of this out of thin air).