Ex-Hawaii State Official: Trump's Birther Claims Are 'Ludicrous'
MSNBC is reporting that Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the former director of Hawaii's Department of Health, has affirmed again that President Obama's birth certificate is "real" and denounced "conspiracy theorists" in the so-called Birther movement for continuing to spread bogus claims about the issue.
Michael Isikoff reports that Fukino said, "It's kind of ludicrous at this point" in a rare telephone interview with NBC. Fukino, sounding both exasperated and amused, spoke to a reporter in the aftermath of Donald Trump's statements on the NBC Today show last week questioning whether Obama has a legitimate birth certificate (watch video of his comments below).
Trump, who says he is considering a run for president, repeated his claims on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, saying that "nobody has any information" about the president's birth and that "if he wasn't born in this country, he shouldn't be president of the United States."
No matter what state officials release on the issue, the Birthers are going to question it, said Fukino. "They’re going to question the ink on which it was written or say it was fabricated," said Fukino. "The whole thing is silly."
We agree. This whole fabricated controversy is "silly," followed closely by racist. The comb-over king needs to put a sock in it. Knowingly spreading lies in order to keep yourself in the spotlight is unacceptable. Trump needs to stop acting like a buffoon (word of the day) and focus on getting a political platform that doesn't include smearing the president's name in the process.
Read more at MSNBC.
Watch video of Trump's Today show comments below:
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