Donald Trump continues to talk up a potential presidential run in 2012. He says he is prepared to spend $600 million of his own money if he decides to run. I find it hard to believe he would have that much money to spare, but he does like talking a lot about his money. I don't think he'll run; rather he's just using it as a way to promote his brand and TV show, The Apprentice, to make even more money. I did find his comments on the so-called birthers, who he says shouldn't be so casually dismissed, noteworthy:
Trump seemed to throw his lot in with the discredited rumors that President Barack Obama wasn't born in America, saying he's a "little" skeptical of Obama's citizenship and that every so-called brother who shares the view shouldn't be so quickly dismissed as an "idiot."Exactly. The American people still have no clue who this man is even after he's been president for more than two years, and he's using a battery of lawyers to make sure none of his records are unsealed. The total disinterest of the media in finding out the most basic biographical information on Obama that they dig, prod and probe to obtain on any other person seriously seeking the presidency is indeed befuddling.
"Growing up no one knew him," Trump told ABC's "Good Morning America" during an interview aboard his private plane, Trump Force One. "The whole thing is very strange."
UPDATE: Adding further to the insanity is the willingness of the AP to take the time to trace Obama's ancestors' roots to show his Irish heritage on St. Patrick's Day, while completing refusing to trace Obama's roots from birth. It would be nice if the AP would take the time to explain to us why a photo one of its photographers snapped back in 2007 of a school document in Indonesia showed Obama's name was Barry Soetoro and listed him as a citizen of Indonesia. Yeah, I would like to know a lot more about that than some dead relative from the 1800s. God forbid we shed any light on that bit of historical information.