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    Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

    Washington (CNN) - Donald Trump has angered some and pleased others for questioning President Obama's birthplace. What Trump is set to do next will likely keep the spotlight on his actions.

    On Friday the real-estate mogul and reality TV star will meet with a state lawmaker from Arizona who is sponsoring a so-called "birther bill."

    Republican Rep. Carl Seel's bill would require any presidential candidate to prove that he or she was, in fact, born in the United States.

    A press release from Seel said he will meet with Trump in the morning at Trump Tower in New York City. "Donald Trump has brought the issue of President Barack Obama failing to provide a birth certificate front and center recently, and sent investigators to Hawaii this week to investigate further," the release said.

    "This issue has been gaining steam around the country as several state legislatures are considering legislation to ensure that any candidate running for president provide documentation that they are legally qualified to run for that office."

    Seel's office told CNN the lawmaker reached out to Trump to request a meeting, and that Trump accepted. On Thursday morning Seel boarded a plane en route for the Friday meeting.

    Trump, who is considering a presidential bid, has caused a stir by questioning if the president was born in the U.S. Speaking with CNN on Thursday. Trump echoed a line he'd said in a morning TV interview: that the president's citizenship may be a "scam."

    CNN has debunked such claims surrounding the president's birthplace.

    In 2008, the Obama campaign produced a certification of live birth that reports his birthplace as Honolulu, Hawaii – a document the Hawaii government says is official evidence of his birth in the state. Among other evidence of Obama's Hawaii birth is the fact the hospital where he was born took out ads in two Hawaiian newspapers in 1961 announcing the birth and while current Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he knew Obama's family and remembers his birth.
    Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona ‘birther bill’ – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    This bloke will never, ever be president.

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    Re: Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That's what I said about Obama.

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    Re: Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No, but the ratings on his TV show will skyrocket. I believe that this is what Trump was aiming for. He doesn't really want to be president. He is an attention whore.
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    Re: Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

    I really have to wonder what the guy's trying to get at with his bill. I have no problem with a Presidential candidate having to show proof of his birth in the US. I just have a feeling that it becomes a political football used to keep people out of the race because someone thinks them unpalatable.

    What is the threshold for challenging the documentation? This guy over here in the corner doesn't believe it's real?

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    Re: Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

    Trump should meet with the Governor of Hawaii --- remember that guy who made a big stink about proving the birthers wrong and making them out like idiots?

    What ever happened to that guy anyway?
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    proving the birthers wrong and making them out like idiots?
    Do birthers need help looking like idiots? That's like shooting fish in a barrel.

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    Re: Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Trump should meet with the Governor of Hawaii --- remember that guy who made a big stink about proving the birthers wrong and making them out like idiots?

    What ever happened to that guy anyway?
    If you're referring to the former DNC campaign clerk out of Hawaii, Tim Adams, I think he just faded into oblivian after making the claim he had access to (or saw) evidence proving Obama wasn't born in Hawaii (or anywhere in the U.S.), but never produced the evidence himself.

    If you're referring to Hawaii's Gov. Abercrombie, Hawaiian law prevented him from gaining access to the records. There were two prominent threads on the matter:

    Thread 1

    Thread 2

    As with all "birther" threads, both provided in-depth insight into the subject matter at hand, as well as offered some very humorous moments.

    Personal Note: My position on the matter remains unchanged. The President went through the DNC, the validation process with each state that put him on the ballot, ratification by the Electoral College and a Congressional Resolution, not to mention the Hawaii State Health Officer verified his birth records. So, unless The Donald's PIs actually find proof contrary to the published document posted online, President Obama meets the constitutional natural born citizenship requirement to be President.

    Good Luck, Mr. Trump! You're gonna need it.

    Sidenote: My prediction - Either Trump will make a public statement within the next 30-90 days as to what his private investigators found or he'll pull a last minute "I have proof" stunt deep into the primaries just as Alan Keyes tried to do when he lost the Illinois Senate race to Obama. If Trump doesn't come back w/something concrete one way or another but especially with no proof whatsoever, he'll become a laughing stock and his candidacy won't be taken seriously even by those who admire him. But he put himself out there...
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    Re: Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Trump should meet with the Governor of Hawaii --- remember that guy who made a big stink about proving the birthers wrong and making them out like idiots?

    What ever happened to that guy anyway?
    After Governor Albercrombie couldn't produce a long form birth certificate, he went dormant.

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    Re: Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

    if obama weren't a US citizen then hillery would have found out during the 2 years while he was running. where was the rnc during that time?

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    Re: Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Trump should meet with the Governor of Hawaii --- remember that guy who made a big stink about proving the birthers wrong and making them out like idiots?

    What ever happened to that guy anyway?
    ummmmm....he quietly went off into the sunset








    to meet with Trump and the other birthers.
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