Donald Trump on Obama’s Birth Certificate

Donald Trump on Whether Barack Obama was Born in the United States

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2011 - Sept 15, 2016
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Donald Trump on Obama's Birth Certificate Then
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Donald Trump on Whether Barack Obama was Born in the United States

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2011 - Sept 15, 2016

Donald Trump on Obama's Birth Certificate Then

“[Obama]’s grandmother, in Kenya, said he was born in Kenya and she was there and witnessed the birth, okay? He doesn’t have a birth certificate or he hasn’t shown it. He has what’s called a certificate of live birth…

“Three weeks ago I thought he was born in this country, right now I have some real doubts. I have people that have been actually studying it and they cannot believe what they’re finding… They can not believe what they are finding [in Hawaii]. I would like to have him to show his birth certificate. And can I be honest with you? I hope he can. Because if he can’t, if he can’t, and if he wasn’t born in this country, which it a real possibility – I’m not saying it happened, I’m saying it’s a real possibility, much greater than I thought two or three weeks ago – then he’s pulled one of the greatest cons in the history of politics, and beyond politics.”
- April 7, 2011

Today Show (via Talking Points Memo), April 7, 2011
Trump Promises To Reveal Secrets Of Obama’s Birth Before Summer (VIDEO)

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“[Obama]’s grandmother in Kenya said, ‘Oh no, he was born in Kenya and I was there and I witnessed the birth.’ Now, she’s on tape and I think that tape’s going to be produced fairly soon… The grandmother in Kenya is on record saying he was born in Kenya.”
- April 7th, 2011

Morning Joe (via PolitiFact), April 7th, 2011
Trump said Obama's grandmother caught on tape saying she witnessed his birth in Kenya

(retrieved 3/29/19)
“A book publisher came out three days ago and said that in his written synopsis of his book [Obama] said he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia… Now they’re saying it was a mistake. Just like his Kenyan grandmother said he was born in Kenya, and she pointed down the road to the hospital, and after people started screaming at her she said, ‘Oh, I mean Hawaii.’ Give me a break.”
- May 24, 2012

Daily Beast, May 25, 2012
Mitt Romney’s New BFF: Donald Trump

(retrieved 3/29/19)
“An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that @BarackObama‘s birth certificate is a fraud.”

“How amazing, the State Health Director who verified copies of Obama’s ‘birth certificate’ died in plane crash today. All others lived”
Obama came out with a book that wasn’t published, you remember the famous book. It said a young man from Kenya. He – I was offered – I offered him a tremendous amount of money just to – didn’t want to see his marks. I just wanted to see place of birth… He was perhaps born in Kenya…

“There are – there are people in this country – I walk down the street they say please don’t give up. Please don’t give up on the whole thing with the birth certificate. I hope it’s 100% fine. A lot of people are questioning the birth certificate. They are questioning its authenticity.”
- May 27, 2014

National Press CLub

C-SPAN, May 27, 2014
Donald Trump on Politics and Business

(retrieved 3/29/19)

“Who knows [whether Obama was born in the U.S.]? Who cares right now? We’re talking about something else, OK? I mean, I have my own theory on Obama. Someday I’ll write a book. I’ll do another book. It’ll do very successfully.”
- Jan 6, 2016

CNN (via Business Insider), Jan 6, 2016
TRUMP: I'll write a very successful book about 'my own theory' of Obama's citizenship

(retrieved 3/29/19)
“I’ll answer [whether Obama was born in the U.S.] at the right time. I just don’t want to answer it yet… I don’t talk about it anymore. The reason I don’t is because then everyone is going to be talking about it as opposed to jobs, the military, the vets, security.”
- Sept 15, 2016

Washington Post, Sept 15, 2016
Trump Tells Post he is unwilling to say Obama was Born in the U.S.

(retrieved 3/29/19)

NOW

Sept 16, 2016

Donald Trump on Obama's Birth Certificate Now
President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”
Sept 16, 2016 -

Real Clear Politics, Sept 16, 2016
Trump: ‘Barack Obama Was Born In The United States. Period.’

(retrieved 3/29/19)
starts at beginning


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