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. Corey

    Hey CNN, how about this.....STOP PUTTING DONALD TRUMP ON MY TV!!

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

    I think trump accidentally had a brain reduction along with his scalp reduction. Good thing he has his daddy's money or he would be living under a bridge.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LoveIt

    As more people from the north relocate down south, social media expands, and side shows like this continue...the death of the right will come. My generation is about to take over and trust me, there won't be a lot of red states left on the map. Its not about politics or religion, its about evolving as a species. Get over yourselves. You left us with quite a mess, thanks mom and dad.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • PatSJ

      2 Points from a Mom 1) I agree with your sentiment but nnot all of us participated in that nuttiness, and 2) our hope rests with you – please vote in the next election!

      April 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • iminim

      Please don't propagate the old idea that the South will get better only after the North fixes it. In my region of the South the Southern conservative Democrats of the 60s have either become the Reagan Republicans or the moderate Democrats (due to rightward shift is what our country considers "liberal") . There are some more liberal democrats including our Southern youth. Strangely, it is often the people who have moved from the Northeast to our region who are the Republicans. That is because they tend to be wealthier (the money they made in the Northeast goes farther here). Neighborhoods around here with a greater influx of Northeast to South population have been more likely to want lower taxes, including property tax, no matter what the cost to our school system. Many are retirees and have no children in our public schools so they have no vested interest in them. While they are less likely to marry their politics with their religion, they have been more likely to push for schools & neighborhoods with less racial integration.

      All regions have their "issues". That's why Northeners migrate to the South and Southerners travel North. The stereotypes are not true for either region.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Junno Arocho

    The only way that these birther claims will disappear is if journalists just stop covering it. Its the stupidest thing ever!! Obama's president, get over it, lets move on to something more important. Stop putting trump on the news, and he'll be gone like a fart in the wind. Trump can't be taken seriously, if your gonna choose a candidate, choose someone with a little more dignity and not one who's so enamored with himself that he has to stamp his name on everything.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    "Birthers are here to stay", huh? Hope THEY won't mind when it's their turn to have every move they've ever made put under a microscope and then not be believed....ever. What will this new group be called? Afterbirthers?

    April 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • PatSJ

      Really good comment. "Afterbirthers" is perfect.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don Auld

      Republicans.

      April 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Philsfan

      afterbirthers!!! that's brilliant!!!

      April 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. artrain

    Becasue the questioned asked to a local villager, then to a translator ( and I am sure he is level 3 certified ) and the quality work that was evident was PROOF!
    Actually, I am concerned about more important issues. The economy, etc.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. PatSJ

    I disagree that lack of media coverage will somehow make the birthers disappear. The more media coverage the better, as those in the lunatic fringe (birthers are just one group in that category) need to have the sunlight of truth raining down on them. Otherwise, they will continue to think they are right and can convince others that they are too.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    "Birthers". Even the name sounds ridiculous!

    April 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. James

    Go birthers! Fantastic job of making the Republican party look like a bunch of loonies, keep up the good work!

    April 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. nell

    There is nothing, absolutely nothing anyone can say or prove that will make these "birthers" recognize the truth concerning anything about Obama. There should not be anymore responses to the "birthers" at all, anywhere or anytime, bet they'll go away then.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Frank Stevens

    The supports of the Birthers (Money Men) will be gone in 10-15 years – and then what?
    I know I did not biring up my children to be this Racist! I am very much looking forward to a much better world in the near future.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JohnBoy

    It's a shame that Donald Trump is distracting attention away from real candidates. Hopefully no one takes him serious, otherwise President Obama will be re-elected because he will seem like the better option.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    Hi Jen. I'm sorry, but Frank Stevens stated that you are a worthless POS, and that your opinion is not work dog poop. He said this on a different thread. FYI

    April 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. clarke

    They will never stop, the media. Best we can do is don't comment, don't even read the article. We need to act, because you can't depend on anyone else to do it for you.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Corbijn

      But it's so much fun to find entertainment in how stupid the next-door neighbor is. If someone walks into the glass besides a sliding door do you not watch and find yourself modestly entertained?

      April 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dave McGuire

    This is unbelievable. Exactly WHY, in real-world terms, does it matter on what lump of dirt he was born on? The country is crumbling and this is the only thing these people have to worry about? Are hobbies really this hard to come by?

    April 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
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