It sounds like even Donald Trump is getting tired of his “birther” routine. Today on CNN’s American Morning, the potential GOP candidate blew up when he was asked about Obama’s birth certificate.
You have to stop asking me about a birth certificate. . . . Every time I go on a show—like an example, this morning—the first question you ask me is about the birth certificate. . . . So I go on a show, I want to talk about how we’re gonna salvage ourselves from losing $300 billion this year from China. And the person always asks “Mr. Trump, let’s talk about the birth certificate.”
CNN’s Ali Velshi then pointed out that it was Trump himself who was keeping the birther issue in the spotlight. “If you don’t want it handled, let’s get it on the record right now that you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States. And I promise you, after this, nobody at CNN will ever ask you this question again,” said Velshi.
Trump responded, “I wish I could say that. I wish I could say that with certainty.”
Trump is a smart guy, and he has to realize that the birther issue is the only reason he’s getting much media attention in the first place. Does he really think CNN cares about his views on any serious subjects? Pretty clearly, they want him on the air so they can catch him saying something outlandish. It would be as if Charlie Sheen complained that he was getting asked too many questions about his personal life. What else would he expect reporters to be interested in?