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)

Trump's main point of contention is simply why a supposed teacher of Constitutional law would REFUSE to put to rest any question of his birth (one of two constitutional requirements to hold the office of president) by authorizing the release of his actual birth certificate. Is, as some believe, Obama just playing the right, or is he hiding something of note? No one other than the president can answer this. The time is now.
He has answered, you were just busy not listening. http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html
I used to think that Smoking Gun was a non biased website. This article looks more like something I would see on Huffington Post. Very biased and totally different than what was expected. Have not seen one like this regarding Obama's BC. Perhaps they should put as much effort into finding out the truth about that instead of messing with a has been who does not have a chance of ever getting into office like Trump.
Why put effort into a long settled argument? The certificate has been available and certified by every body that has any authority on the matter, and the only things that keep it an issue are the interest of the ignorant and the profit to those willing to take advantage of them. http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html
All you have to do is scroll to the bottom of this website to see the TSG is owned by Turner Entertainment. Turner = Ted Turner. As in, liberal Ted Turner. As in, married to Jane Fonda Ted Turner.
Well, then...that explains a lot. Especially the bashing of Trump.
I think TSG's point is: Trump is trying jump into the political fray over what is a mute issue and even HIS birth certificate is questionable, which is pretty funny. I think that's TSG's point: humor--not a liberal agenda. And you don't have to like Obama to appreciate the irony. Truth is, you can probably make an issue over anyone's birth certificate if you wanted to. Why we're still talking about an issue that has been settled (even though birthers will never be satisfied because otherwise they'd lose their conspiracy) I'll never know. Why not read a newspaper and find a new thing to be upset about Obama over?
You are right in fact that Cousin Obama's BC is a "mute" issue since no public authorities are commenting on it and proving it is a a "moot" issue. If the question were being answered not fought the issue could be proven to be "moot" but because the authorities are "mute" the issue is not "moot". You are ignorant and that is true by definition. Get an education. Mike
Gee Mike, in the future I'll try to live up to the high standards you've set for me in leaving anonymous comments on a website. Maybe I need to go back to college so I can be sure to never make a mistake again and face your pathetic quibbling. Thank God you are here to police me; to set the wrongs of the others right. In the meantime, Mike, may I suggest YOU get a sense of humor.
I have my BC issued to my mother in my safe. Perhaps I am the only one who is truly eligible. LOL! Fact is if the Donald can buy a bc, then Obama could have spent all that money he used to try to stop the showing of his own, by buying one from any Hawaiian hospital he wanted. This isn't about his bc, or his eligibility as much as his policy. However, if his policy is being driven by his not being a "natural born" American citizen, then he shouldn't be in office. How do you impeach someone who doesn't legally hold the office? Can't you just walk in and ask him to leave, or have him arrested for trespassing? Maybe one (Biden) can just change the locks?