What Is Donald Trump, Newborn Birther, Trying To Hide From Us?

3/29 UPDATE: Possible proof of Trump U.S. birth uncovered

What is Donald Trump hiding?

The multimillionaire developer has, overnight, become a leading voice of the “birther” movement, members of which doubt that President Barack Obama was born in the United States (and, thus, is unable to produce an authentic U.S. birth certificate).

“It’s inconceivable that, after four years of questioning, the president still hasn’t produced his birth certificate,” Trump told Newsmax. “I’m just asking President Obama to show the public his birth certificate. Why’s he making an issue out of this?" To prove how easy it was for a household employee to find his birth certificate, Trump, 64, crowed, “It took me one hour to get my birth certificate.”

As seen above, he provided the conservative web site with what he purports to be his birth certificate.

Except the document is not an official New York City birth certificate, but rather a document generated by Jamaica Hospital, where Trump’s mother Mary reportedly gave birth in June 1946. Official birth certificates are issued (and maintained) by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Vital Records.

So, what is Trump trying to conceal?

On a possibly related note, Jamaica Hospital has been the recipient of significant financial largesse from the Trump family. In fact, the Queens institution includes the Trump Pavilion, a nursing and rehabilitation facility that was named for Mary Trump.

[If The Donald wants to hunt in his sock drawer for the official birth certificate, he should look for a document that includes an official Department of Health stamp and resembles city forms like ones used decades ago, like this or this.]

Comments (161)

Still more than Barry, you point is?
You haven't been paying attention. McCain was asked for his birth certificate on the FLOOR OF THE U.S. SENATE before he was nominated as the Republican candidate for president! McCain provided his true birth certificate the next day.
Neither have you. The Senate decided that there was nothing for McCain to answer. He didn't have to appear and he most certainly didn't show them any birth certificate, not that I think there was any real reason for him to do so in any case. As regards earlier comments McCain did not at any time 'release' his birth certificate to anyone. The 'birth certificate copy produced in evidence in court was one which was actually submitted by his opponents as evidence against him. As it happens it was a forgery in any case (ie forged by his opponents not him). Later, McCain allowed one journalist to view his actual birth certificate for two minutes, that's it. No 'release', no "shown to the Senate", nothing.
To the writer of this sucky article I present the words of George Orwell: "The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink."
OK, fine, so what? Trump can produce his official New York birth certificate. And Obama can produce his official Hawaii birth certificate. I'm not sure I recall a Smoking Gun article on Obama's lack of production. Was there one? If not, why not? Let's just be as fair as possible, and have everyone who creates an "exploritory committee" for the purpose of running for president produce a state-official birth certificate. Isn't that fair? One should not be afraid of meeting basic constitutional requirements for public office. Shouldn't the president be the foremost example of this?
Gen. Colin Powell was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y.-that's where his neighborhood, Banana Kelly, used to be.
Hello folks, Jamaica Hospital is in New York. There's an area called Jamaica in New York. Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. So what is Donald Trump hiding again?
In Hawaii a short form Certificate of Live Birth is not a birth certificate, does not as erroneously reported in several old media sources hold the same legal weight as a birth certificate and, in fact, does not prove anything as this form of registration was available to Hawaii resident parents to register births that occurred abroad. Even Sun Yat Sen, founding father of the Republic of China (Taiwan), who was born in Cuiheng, China, was issued a Certificate of Live Birth by the State of Hawaii. The publication of a birth notice in the local paper also proves nothing as these notices are routinely taken off the Certificate of Live Birth registrations. Comrade Barry’s birth notices incorrectly identify the place of birth as the address of his grandparents. Clearly, they were not taken from a hospital record and, hence, they too prove nothing. There are only two hospitals in Honolulu that provided maternity services in 1961 and neither has produced documentation of any kind to verify Comrade Barry's birth story... nor has any doctor, midwife, nurse, orderly, administrator or hospital personnel of any kind come forward to even allege they were present at the birth of Comrade Barry in Hawaii. Several persons including his own grandmother have come forward to claim they were present at Comrade Barry's birth in Kenya. Clueless Comrade Barry has been given a pass on the Constitutional requirement for presidents to be “natural born citizens”. He has spent over $2 million in legal fees arguing – so far successfully – that no litigant has a “compelling interest” in his birth records. He has never produced a birth certificate and has never represented under oath that he even has one. There is nothing irrational or inappropriate in demanding that any candidate produce the proper documentation to prove they are legally eligible for the office they seek – or, in the case of Clueless Comrade Barry, already hold.
A birth certificate is necessary to get a passport. Why doesn't some reporter ask if Obama produced a birth certificate for his passport? Also, most if not all driver licenses nowadays require birth certificates...not certificates of live birth.
Wrong on every account. Your president, Barack Obama, has the came birth certificate as every other Hawaiian of his age, and it's almost identical to my NY birth certificate. My mom lost the original, but I was issued another by NY state, which is a whole lot more official than the Donald's. The COLB states the place of birth for the infant, in Obama's case, Hawaii. The hospital itself placed the birth notices; it was a standard procedure. You may want to consult the Flat Earth Society for guidance in how to maintain a ridiculous belief in the face of a reality you don't like.