Gotta Watch: 'Birthers' here to stay
Donald Trump disputes the existence of a CNN poll with John King.
April 28th, 2011
11:40 AM ET

Gotta Watch: 'Birthers' here to stay

Even as the president jokingly proclaimed he was carrying an ID to prove his citizenship, it seems the "birther" movement just won't let up. These are the latest fiery interviews that seem to be fueling the movement.

'Blowhard and a phony' – Those are some strong words for Donald Trump from New York Times journalist Christopher Byron. Last night,  Trump continued to question President Obama while sparring with CNN's John King . This is Byron's fierce analysis of the feud.

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Certificate just not enough – So many questions remain for conservative activist Joseph Farah, who is still not convinced that President Obama is a citizen even after the release of the birth certificate. And then there's the radio personality who claims "there's just something not right about it."

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Can we please move on? – Probably not. Our Carol Costello talks to political contributors James Carville and Dana Loesch, who go head to head in this heated debate.

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  1. Gary

    Trump should crawl back under the rock he came from and stick to his idiotic reality show. Anyone who takes this bloated windbag seriously should seriously think of investing in a brain scan.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. marian atkinson

    Some of you are right. As long as the media (especially CNN) gives Trump a stage; he'll continue to blather on with his bull.... . Stop following him! Try it for a few days - he'll soon get tired of listening to himself, or one would hope so anyway. Now they're going on about 'natural born...'. Does that mean anyone born by caesarian section would not be eligible to be President of the U.S. - natural childbirth only? SEE - that statement is just as ridiculous as this birth certificate business - different places have different forms. In Canada we have a wallet size; and a 8.5 x 11 size with more information on it.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Amy

    I can easily prove that all birthers are crazy!

    April 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Amy, thats the easiest task to do. just try talk reasoning or thrwo them some facts.........

      April 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce Lee, SanFrancisco

      Why this "disbelief" a surprise to any? If you beleive in God [remember Granderson?] then you can beleive anything. "In god we trust" and we need no proof, we just know. Please please dont argue. Because we can make up reasons to believe? All Birthers are strict religious people, sounds like religious police of Iran. I am sure they will support addition of "stoned to death" as a punishment for fraud..

      April 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jane

    The Republican Party should be embarassed to be represented by such a bunch of bigotted, racist buffoons! The problem is when mostregular Republicans are secret bigots and racists, they support fools like Trump!

    April 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob in Pa

      Now people are "secret bigots and racists". Listen to yourself Jane. Did democrats and Republicans secretly switch places in the middle of the night somewhere. Do a little research into American History from the Civil War through who enacted Jim Crow laws throughout the nation. Then come back and talk about bigots and racists.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • OttersFlyNavy

      Actually, Bob, they did switch places. After the civil rights movement, the Dixiecrats (generally anti-desegregation) were folded into the Republican party, and just after Nixon started into power came the "Southern Strategy". Southern Strategy relied upon "conservative" values, and during the 2000s decade, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman formally apologized for his party's use of the Southern Strategy in the previous century. Use of the Southern Strategy lead to the loss of 90% of African-American voters for the Republican party. ( )

      There's your piece of history. The party of Lincoln made a wrong turn at Albequerque sometime in the 1960s.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ol' Yeller

      @ Bob from PA- or should we say Rip Van Winkle from LaLa land.... if you think the repugnants and the Democrats changed places overnight because the last time you checked Lincoln had freed the slaves and he was a Republican; you my friend have been out of touch for a looong time. Yes, the Dems have a history of rascism and the republicans have a history of being the party who 'freed the slaves', but recent history (not ancient histroy) has been that the Democrast are the party of the working man, the minorities, the downtrodden, those discriminated against, etc... (it's a BiG Tent... oh yeah, they handed us the Seniors about two weeks ago, also). repugnants represent only the ultra-wealthy, corporate elites, Big Oil, rednecks, NASCAR fanatics, rascists, and gay bashers (aka- gay people who hate themselves because of their overly religious parents and other do gooders convinced them they were dirty, dirty sinners).

      April 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snuffy

      Bob in PA: actually, the Democrat and Republican parties bear little resemblance to their counterparts at the time of the Civil War. Lincoln was a total Federalist, the war was fought over the salvation of the Union. Lincoln, while morally opposed to slavery, very famously said that if he could maintain slavery and keep the Union in tact he would do it, or if he could free all the slaves and maintain the Union, he would do that too. He hated slavery, but the bigger least at the start...was the salvation of the Union. And really, isn't it a little ridiculous - just like blanket statements about NASCAR and bigotry - to say claim surprise that things have changed...several times... in the 146 years since the Civil War.

      April 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Just My Opinion

    One person didn't put this country in the state that it's in, and one person can't solve. It's just a modern day witch hunt!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Laugh at Birther

    Birther = Racist Imbecile
    Nuff said

    April 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • michael

      i love this! 🙂 birther " closet biggots" or should i say the T party sould be named the K party for who they resemble and who they choose to represent them. the klan!

      April 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Carl LaFong

    It's a conspiracy from the people in the Air Force that are hiding the aliens from Roswell and faked the moon landings.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Their is no conspiracy about Aliens. That is like saying ghosts and spirits are not real. I think this subject is on the same level as the Obama birth certificate. All the proof is there.

      April 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • alsobrian

      brian – did you just say there is proof of ghosts and spirits? lmao.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey

    Nothing will ever satisfy these people, they could have a video of Obama's birth or speak to the doctor who delivered Obama and that still would not be enough. Dealing with people who have that kind of mentality is impossible, the only thing you can do is stop listening because they won't ever give up. They got the elusive birth certificate that they were asking for what else can you give them?

    April 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. newt

    Can't fix stupid.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. johntherealman

    I dont agree with anything that Dana says, but she is a HOT woman!

    April 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mike

    It seems that no matter who the republicans put as a candidate cnn will make them look like the worst pick in the world. If Obama was running as a republican CNN would kill him too.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ol' Yeller

      That's because there are no republicans that have original ideas or work for the common folk. They all walk in lockstep with each other and support the rich and Big Oil and the corporations who can fund their re election campaigns... and then the beat goes on. Good gig if you can get it, you have no moral compass, and you don't mind burning in Hell.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. COCOZ28

    Just goes to show that belief is stronger than fact...

    April 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. wesley

    I said it 2+ years ago - Obama will never get a fair shake by the right : a black man will not be allowed to succeed in this country. Period. Racists will not be able to control themselves : every 'birther', Trump and most Repubs are bigots in their hearts. Love it when I can say "told you so."

    April 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |

      that is the TRUTH.

      April 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stanley

      The next thing the Tea Party is going to try is to say that no one of mixed-race can be President.

      April 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sqeptiq

    Just take comfort in the fact that while stupidity will always be around, the birthers and their moronic ilk are a minority and will always remain so; there is no cure for stupid except death.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |

    Trump really needs to chill out. Don't he needs to declare bankruptcy on something his own or something. stick to properties, reality T.V. and that combover. STOP HATING!!!!!

    April 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
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