OMG! Trump Congratulates Himself For Pressuring the White House Into Releasing the Birth Certificate
I'm about this close to banning the mention of Donald Trump on this website. The Paperboy can consider himself forewarned.
Andrew Malcolm in the always entertaining LA Times:
Donald Trump took an unusual victory lap Wednesday after President Obama released his long-form birth certificate by praising himself.
"I am so proud of myself because I've accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish," the boisterous billionaire bellowed in Portsmouth, N.H., regarding a freshly earthed document that none of his team of sleuths in Hawaii have come forward to take credit for.
Trump stoically and single-handedly assumed responsibility for inspiring the president to release the more detailed document that so many "birthers," including the real estate mogul himself, said either didn't exist or contained information that Obama didn't want to see the light of day.
And yet he still questioned its validity.
"I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true so we can get onto much more important matters, so the press can stop asking me questions. I am really honored, frankly, to have played such a big role in hopefully, hopefully, getting rid of this issue," Trump said. "We have to look at it, we have to see is it real, is it proper, what’s on it, but I hope it checks out beautifully. I am really proud; I am really honored."
"If you look at what he's doing in Libya, which is a total disaster. Nobody even knows what’s going on in Libya. If you look at what's happening with gasoline prices where he said he has no control over prices, which he does," Trump said.
He advised that Obama "gets on the phone or gets off his basketball court or whatever he is doing at the time" and pressure OPEC to lower gas prices.
Obviously Donald Trump has absolutely no idea what is going on or he would tell Ben Bernanke to get out of the press conference room and do something (or is that do nothing?) about this. But there's no explaining that to people like this.