Is he serious in his accusations or is it just a way to get publicity???
Donald Trump, Birther
Donald Trump, whose pseudo-entry into the Republican presidential sweepstakes has had the effect of making all the other candidates and near-candidates look classy by comparison, now is playing the despicable ďbirtherĒ card. It figures. Everything about Trumpís career, personal life and properties, even his hairstyle, has been an exercise in bad taste.
This tactic plays to the lowest lights in the Republican party, about 70% of whose members harbor serious doubts about President Obamaís place of birth. This is not surprising: it is pure confirmation bias. Most Republicans donít like Obama, and so donít trust him. The confusion about his birth certificate feeds that distrust, and confirms it. It seems plausible to them that such an untrustworthy sort is hiding his true place of birth. To someone who trusts the President, this is not plausible. The slow-motion furor over his citizenship confirms their already formed beliefs too: that the Republicans are fools and racists.
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