Former Obama Adviser Invokes “Birther” Accusation Against Trump

WHO SAID OBAMA WAS NOT “BORN IN THIS COUNTRY”?

by Sharon Rondeau

(Nov. 21, 2018) — On Wednesday night’s “Hannity” guest-hosted by Judge Jeanine Pirro, former Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee criticized Donald Trump for allegedly claiming that former White House occupant Barack Hussein Obama “was not born in this country,” an oblique reference to the “birther” moniker coined for Trump — and anyone — who questioned Obama’s origins and life narrative.

The interview, shared with radio host Larry Elder, began with Pirro’s reference to Obama’s address at an Obama Foundation “summit” on Monday wherein he said that certain attitudes held by Americans are preventing the “remaking” of the world as he would like to see it.  Those attitudes include “racism” and “mommy issues,” among others, Obama contended.

His remarks are considered by many to have been referring to Trump without mentioning his name.

In its reportage of Obama’s remarks, NBC News raised the same issue as Goolsbee, concluding its article with, “Trump, who led the birther conspiracy crusade against Obama when he was in office, has continued to use Obama as a foil while occupying the Oval Office.”

Last Friday, Obama birth certificate lead investigator Mike Zullo observed in an interview with radio host Carl Gallups that it is Obama supporters, including Obama’s wife Michelle, who continue to bring up the fact that many Americans questioned, and continue to question, whether or not Obama was born in Hawaii. Zullo’s 5+-year investigation, conducted under the authority of then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, concluded that the “long-form” birth certificate posted at whitehouse.gov in 2011 is a “computer-generated forgery.”

In her new book, “Becoming,” released last week, Michelle Obama said she “would never forgive” Trump’s very public questioning of her husband’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president which arguably acted as the catalyst for the White House to post the long-form image on April 27, 2011.

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the president to be a “natural born Citizen,” which most Americans believe means, at a minimum, “born in the United States.”

Obama claims a birth in Honolulu, HI on August 4, 1961, although no hospital in the state has claimed to be his birthplace.  In 2008, Michelle Obama told an audience at a campaign speech that her husband’s “home country” is Kenya.

This past summer, Obama himself said he is the first U.S. president to be “from Kenya.”  As recently as 2010, NPR reported the same.

In 2012, Breitbart News reported that a 1991 biographical sketch published by Obama’s then-literary agent read that he was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.” In 2007, the bio was altered to say that he was “born in Hawaii.”

Zullo has said that the image was made public “with the intent to deceive” and that no “document” Obama or other parties have released is verifiable. In a March 1, 2012 presser, Zullo announced that investigators found that not only is the long-form birth certificate image fraudulent, but also Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form.

Then-Selective Service System Director Lawrence Romo declined to open an investigation.

In reality, Trump never claimed that Obama was not born in the United States. Rather, he demanded that the White House release proof of Obama’s presidential eligibility after the Obama campaign posted only a “short-form” Certification of Live Birth in 2008.  Shortly thereafter, a number of analysts said the short-form image was fraudulent, and the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) never confirmed that it was the source of the document.

Trump demanded the release of the “long-form,” or more complete, birth record, of the Obama White House indicating the name of the delivery doctor, attending nurse, and his parents’ addresses and occupations.

While still considering whether or not to run himself during the furor he created, Trump released both his short-form and long-form birth certificates showing that he was born in Queens, New York on June 14, 1946.

At a May 2014 press conference at the National Press Club, Trump was asked whether or not he regretted having drawn attention to Obama’s lack of a long-form birth certificate. Responding in the negative, Trump went on to say that he believed two theories were possible regarding Obama’s background: 1) that he either was born in Kenya, as was asserted by mainstream news reports over many years, or 2) that he was born in the U.S. and claimed to have been born abroad so as to secure funding reserved for foreign-citizen students.

During an August interview with Gallups, Zullo said that two U.S. intelligence agents informed him that it is “an open secret” that Obama was not born in the United States and is therefore constitutionally unqualified.

At a campaign event in September 2016, Trump emphatically said, “Barack Obama was born in the United States” to much fanfare from the mainstream media, which all but avoided coverage of Zullo’s investigation, three press conferences, and continuing updates.

Last week, Zullo reported that Trump administration senior officials have received “a cursory briefing” on the evidence compiled during the investigation.


This story was updated at 9:35 AM EST on November 22, 2018.

 

 

 

 

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.

7 Responses to "Former Obama Adviser Invokes “Birther” Accusation Against Trump"

  1. Alexander Gofen   Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10:36 PM

    To Mr. Robert Laity: It’s good indeed that you could approach Don Jr. with your book, however it would be extremely naive to think as though Pres. Trump were merely not informed about the 2008-2016 usurpation (so that as soon as somebody “opens his eyes” he really enrages and begins to act). On the contrary: the tragedy and shame of America is exactly in that Pres. Trump is surely aware about it all, but he deliberately chose to keep silence – and to keep his 2016 promise to his handlers! The solution is not in “opening Trump’s eyes”, but in forcing him to follow his duty by engaging him in a public dialogue! Indeed, it’s near impossible because Trump would evade any such dialogue.

    Still the solution is in engaging other elected “reprehensibles”, party apparatchiks, many of them… This entire ugly farce lasts so long NOT because the crucial people are uninformed. On the contrary, they are informed but determined to suppress this information! Nothing will happens until remnants of “we the people” get engaged and engage the above mentioned “many” (including Trump) into the exposure AGAINST their will, rather than hoping to open their filthy eyes and souls.

  2. Robert Laity   Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 11:58 PM

    Glenn H., We will have to wait and see what President Trump does. His son, Don, Jr., has my book. I trust and hope that he had his dad read it. It is a moral imperative that Obama be taken into custody by the feds. He was placed under formal “citizens’ arrest” in 2012, by me, with proper service and evidence upon Eric Holder, then the Attorney General of the U.S. Obama committed very grave offenses against the people of the United States of America. Obama is truly an enemy of America. President Trump must do his duty and “”preserve,protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”. Art.II,Sec.1,USConst.

  3. Glenn Harrison   Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    Robert and Bob,

    The both of you submitted excellent remarks. On a different but parallel path, after studying
    and researching statements from Trump, and books, items and articles of him, I tend to think
    he’ll not only “hold his ground”, but that if anyone can hold Obama accountable it will be
    because of his efforts. Many others have supplied information and evidence to aid Trump.
    They too are to be commended. All have contributed.

    But I feel that Trump will be the Coach that gets us to victory. Not only will Obama be held
    accountable by Trump, he won’t say “he’s fired”, but “Lock Him Up”.

    P.S. I also agree with your evidence and related info.

  4. Madi   Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    Just like the WMD in Irak…someday the truth will be told. Just look at the “O” Barry on the campaign trail off Teleprompter…eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    DJT , our President is standing tall . He just critiqued Scotus , ever see that before?

  5. Alexander Gofen   Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 2:19 PM

    Every new such TV farce daring and not even trying to evade the “explosive” issue of “legitimacy” of Obama proves more and more how low America fell. The puppet rulers are sure that nothing would “explode” even if they keep repeating that the “emperor did wear a nice robe”.

    First this fall and total break of integrity and human decency concerns the TV puppets themselves such as Hannity and his guests, especially so called Judges such as Jeanine Pirro, Napoletano and similar! Judges mind you! In the former USSR dissidents chained themselves at the Red Square for uttering a word of truth during 5 minute – and get 5 or more years of prison. It’s completely beyond me how the above mentioned “American” people naming himself “judges” can willingly (just for not losing their job) participate in such an ugly farce! How!!!

    This desperate “How” concerns indeed everybody higher than those miserable puppets. How come that each and every filthy congressman plays this ugly farce only because of a fear to lose his sit?! Over 500 entirely rotten human beings during 10 years non-stop, and no exceptions! Even in the filthy USSR finally a person like Academician Sakharov got into the Congress and spoke, while in America a handful of dissidents are totally ignored, and the congressman has a chutzpah to PROMISE that they will be always ignored!

    Indeed, the highest and the ugliest component of this farce is Pres. Trump on his own. In 2016 he promised to his handlers to finally become a good boy acknowledging the “legitimacy” of the impostor (against his own conscience and knowledge). And now those handlers push more and more TV shows “reminding” him about his promise, and Trump disgustingly keeps silence and fulfills his indecent promise. It would be impossible even to fantasize in a fiction, that such an ugly farce may last and last in an advance nation (and in advance human civilization). What we see is a defeat of civilization.

    The latest “indulgence” of Trump and his “understanding” towards so brazen Saudis’ atrocities is just a new sign of defeat of civilization. It’s a repetition again of the Roosevelt/Churchill’s friendship with cannibal Stalin. America lost its soul already in 1933 (wrote Diana West), and the Judgement will come sooner or later.

  6. Bob68   Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    Robert Laity,
    Thank you for your efforts to expose The Obama Fraud. The problem has never been lack of evidence that Obama is an ineligible, identity fraud con-artist who, with the help of the Deep State usurped America’s presidency. That much is clear. When Congress said/did nothing to stop Barack Hussein Obama from being sworn-in back in 2009 they committed a crime that they must never allow to be openly revealed and acted on. That crime was ignoring their sworn oath to protect the Constitution, and the result was giving America’s government and her military to the enemy. Once sworn-in, Obama and his minions and puppet-masters infiltrated every alphabet agency in our federal government to protect Obama from anyone like you who tried to use facts to bring attention to The Obama Fraud.

    That Obama will always be protected as being “legitimate”, no matter what the evidence shows, has been backed up by recent calls to my Representative in D.C. His staff member told me Obama is legit and he effectively said this; nothing anyone can ever say or any evidence that can be provided is ever going to change that. Those are not the words he used, but it was obviously what he meant to convey to me. He did actually say about Sheriff Joe’s 5 year investigation of Obama that he believed; Sheriff Joe should have spent his money on something else.

    Obviously…Barry is an impostor. The cancer of The Obama Fraud spread deeply throughout government and that cancer was not removed when Obama left office. The Deep State plan for Hillary to follow Obama was interrupted however, and what we are watching now is panic by the many complicit in the biggest crime against American citizens and her Constitution in history who fear the truth being revealed by the President they consider their worst nightmare, Donald J. Trump. Even if it appears that may not happen, the complicit cannot be sure of that…..so the panic to get Trump continues.

    Thank you again for your work and for not giving up.

  7. Robert Laity   Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 2:31 AM

    IF the term of art “Natural-Born Citizen” and the term of art “Citizen” are tantamount, why did the founders decide to qualify the requirement for a President to be a “Natural-Born Citizen” as opposed to the requirement of being merely a “citizen” for a US Senator? This illustrates prima facie, that the two terms of art are NOT tantamount., that they are NOT interchangeable. To be an NBC is a higher standard of citizenship then being a citizen. Kamala Harris is a Citizen because she was born in the US. However, she is NOT a “Natural-Born” “Citizen” since neither of her parents were US Citizens when she was born. There are (4) US Supreme Court precedents in which the definition of an NBC is defined,affirmed and then reaffirmed. They are Minor v Happersett, The Venus, Shanks v Dupont and US v Wong Kim Ark. These USSCt. precedents are being ignored by many Courts including SCOTUS, in derogation of these very longstanding previous decisions of the nations highest court, it has claimed that no previous decisions exist using the definition in the Law of Nations. This is malfeasant and criminal on it’s face. SCOTUS has ignored it’s own precedents. What a disgrace!!! Obama is being protected by the deep state shadow government.

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