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HUFFPOST HAD IT APPROVINGLY HERE:
Whoopi Goldberg got into a furious argument with Donald Trump about President Obama's birth certificate on Wednesday's "The View."USA TODAY COVERED IT, TOO:
Trump, who has been talking about running for president, has been drawing attention for his comments about Obama's citizenship. He repeated some of them on "The View."
"Why doesn't he show his birth certificate?" Trump said. "Why should he have to?" Whoopi cut in.
"Because I have to and everybody else has to, Whoopi," Trump said. He continued that he believed Obama has a birth certificate, but that he should show it to clear the "pall" hanging over him. Then, he said that it was odd that "nobody from [Obama's] early years remembers him," and that there was "something on that birth certificate that he doesn't like." This last comment seemed to be the final straw for Whoopi—and for Barbara Walters.
"That's a terrible thing to say," she said, as Whoopi exclaimed, "oh my God...that's the biggest pile of dog mess I've heard in ages." She continued, "it's not 'cause he's black, is it?" Trump said it had "nothing to do with that."
"Because I've never heard any white President asked to be shown the birth certificate," Whoopi said heatedly, pounding her fist into her hand. "When you become the President of the United States of America, you know that he's American. I'm sorry. That's B.S."
THIS IS PROVEN FALSE HERE - BY WILLIAM A. JACOBSON: Saturday Night Card Game ("Your race card narrative does not fit, so you must acquit")
They grilled him about Obama's birth certificate because of remarks he has made questioning it. "I want him to show his birth certificate! There's something on that birth certificate that he doesn't like," said Trump.
Said Whoopi, getting angry: "That's the biggest pile of dog mess I've heard in ages. It's not 'cuz he's black is it?"
"Has nothing to do with that," said Trump.
"Because when you become president of the United States of America, you know he's American. I"m sorry, that's BS."
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:OKAY... NOW: THIS IS THE PART I MOST AGREE WITH TRUMP ON:
Donald Trump has pushed the issue of Barack Obama's birthplace and citizenship back onto the front pages.
I'm not going to revisit the merits of the issue, but I will note the continuing tendency to treat any questions as to the issue of Obama's eligibility as inherently a reflection of racism.
This time from Leonard Pitts, Jr., writing in the Detroit Free Press (emphasis mine):"So it is time to call this birther nonsense what it is -- not just claptrap, but profoundly racist claptrap....
It is telling that the white candidate who was, in fact, not born in the U.S.A. (Sen. John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone) did not face these questions, while the black one who was born in Hawaii has been unable to escape them....Frankly, I wish Trump and his fellow birthers would just go ahead and call Obama an N-word. Yes, it would be reprehensible and offensive.But it would be a damn sight more honest, too."Actually, John McCain was challenged on the issue of whether he was a natural born citizen. It's even on the internet, so it should not have been very difficult for Mr. Pitts to find.
And such questions didn't start in 2008, McCain was challenged on the issue in the run-up to the 2000 primaries, as reported in the early days of the internet by a columinst for The Washington Post:John McCain has more pressing worries than eligibility on the road to the Republican presidential nomination in 2000. After his lead role in pushing campaign-finance and tobacco legislation, both anathema to the Senate GOP leadership, the Arizona senator may have to spend a lot of time trying to prove his party credentials before he ever gets to Iowa or New Hampshire.
But is he constitutionally qualified to become president?
Then, he said that it was odd that "nobody from [Obama's] early years remembers him," and that there was "something on that birth certificate that he doesn't like."SO... WHAT IS OBAMA HIDING?
MY GUESS: THAT HIS FATHER IS FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS. [SCROLL DOWN AND READ THEM ALL!]