TRUMP APPEARS TO FOCUS ON THE “FOREIGN” QUESTION
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 24, 2012) — After Obama released what he claimed to be his long-form birth certificate in April of last year, Donald Trump, who had pressured Obama to produce the document, fell silent for a while about Obama’s background.
The mainstream media have been largely silent on the questions millions of Americans have raised since the 2008 election cycle during which it was suggested that Obama was not constitutionally eligible to hold the office of president. Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires that a person be a “natural born Citizen” in regard to the president and commander-in-chief. The 25th Amendment to the Constitution states that if the president dies or is otherwise unable to serve, the vice-president shall take his place, and, by extension, must meet the same eligibility criteria.
Many people expressed trepidation that Romney would choose Sen. Marco Rubio as his running mate when it is commonly believed that Rubio’s parents did not become naturalized U.S. citizens until after Marco’s birth in Florida. While it is commonly believed that simply being born in the country qualifies a person as “natural born,” scholarly research since the Obama debate began has revealed that the citizenship of the parents or father might have been just as or more important.
During the last few months, Trump again voiced concern over what he saw as Obama’s lack of documentation. In an interview with Fox News’ Greta van Susteren on May 29, 2012, Trump said that he still had questions about Obama’s birth certificate and background.
In a subsequent interview on August 7, Trump told van Susteren that “Obama is keeping secrets” and deplored that “no one” was investigating it. He stated that Obama has spent “$4,000,000” to keep his records hidden and thathe believed that people “are not satisfied” with the documentation Obama has released thus far. Trump went on to say that he thought “a good trade” would be the release of Obama’s “college records and passport records” in exchange for Romney’s tax documents.
When van Susteren asked Trump what he wanted to see “in the transcripts,” he evaded answering and changed the subject to the national unemployment rate. Next week, Trump is expected to release “a big surprise” at the Republican National Convention. Trump tweeted 12 hours ago as of this writing that he would be presenting his “surprise” on “Monday night.” On Wednesday, Trump said it would be something about Obama’s “background.”
In an interview with CNBC, it was reported that one of Trump’s outstanding concerns about Obama is whether or not Obama attended college “as a foreign exchange student.” Many studying Obama’s purported background have stated that Indonesian law would have required Obama to become an Indonesian citizen in order to have attended school there as a boy, which he alleges he did from 1966-1970. The question of whether or not his becoming a citizen of that country would negate his alleged U.S. citizenship has been raised but not answered.
For the last four years, anyone doubting Obama’s life story; the authenticity of his short-form or long-form birth certificates, both of which have been declared forgeries; and Obama’s birthplace have been libeled, ridiculed, marginalized, had their websites hacked and thrown offline, and received death threats.
The Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff’s Office conducted a ten-month investigation through its Cold Case Posse into the image Obama had claimed was his long-form birth certificate, declaring on July 17 that it is “definitely fraudulent.” In an interview with American Free Press, Zullo said ““We know what computer the document resided on 20 minutes before it was uploaded to the White House’s website. We know the make, model and serial number of this computer. We just have to pinpoint the person using the machine at that time.”
Obama claims that his father was a citizen of Great Britain and later, upon Kenyan Independence, the republic of Kenya. Many constitutional scholars believe the Founders’ definition of “natural born Citizen” would have precluded a person with a foreign-citizen father to serve as president.
Trump appears to be stressing the missing passport records and college applications. According to Wikipedia, a U.S. passport is issued to both “citizens and non-citizen nationals.” A young man tragically lost his life after he was reported to have been cooperating with a federal investigation into passport record breaches of Obama, McCain and Hillary Clinton in 2008 prior to the election. What type of “passport fraud” had occurred?
Many have hypothesized, and a retired mailman has attested, that Obama attended college as a foreign student.
What role, if any, did Khalid al-Mansour and Percy Sutton, who was Malcolm X’s attorney, play in “raising money to help support Obama’s education?” Did Obama really have student loans, or was his education paid for by others?
Perhaps we will know on Monday.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.