Self-proclaimed birther Donald Trump is now so doubtful of President Obama's birthplace that he's sent a team of his own investigators to Hawaii in hopes of getting to the bottom of the issue.Those of us who have searched for the truth of this matter have been totally pilloried by the mainstream media and people on the Left and Right who are either ignorant of what the constitution says about persons eligible to be president, or who simply don't want to know the truth. It would have seemed incomprehensible to me prior to the 2008 presidential election that a man about whom so little was known could spoon feed a fabricated biographical narrative ghostwritten by a reputed terrorist, photo-shopped family photos and a birth certificate of questionable origins and skip right into the White House while other candidates found every last rock of their personal lives turned over to tear down their images in the eyes of the American people.
That's according to Trump himself, who, in an interview with NBC, warned his investigators just might uncover "one of the greatest cons in the history of politics and beyond."
"I have people that have been studying it and they cannot believe what they're finding," Trump said an interview that aired Thursday Morning.
Asked if he has assigned people specifically to search in Hawaii, Trump said, "Absolutely."
The business mogul, who in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll is tied for second place among potential presidential candidates, also suggested the president is involved in an ongoing cover-up over the matter.
"He spent $2 million in legal fees trying on to get away from this issue, and if it weren't an issue, why wouldn't he just solve it?" he said. "I wish he would because if he doesn't, it's one of the greatest scams in the history of politics and in the history, period. You are not allowed to be a president if you're not born in this country. Right now, I have real doubts."
I hope Trump's investigators spend some time interviewing Tim Adams, a former Democratic elections supervisor in Honolulu who contends there is no Hawaii birth certificate documenting Obama's birth in the state, although Adams still believes Obama is eligible to serve because his mother was an American citizen. Here's what Adams said during a recent BlogTalkRadio interview on the subject:
"I think people believe there's been some kind of cover-up. And I don't think it's some big nefarious conspiracy. I think it's politics as usual," Adams said March 31 on Reality Check Radio, an Internet program on BlogTalkRadio.Adams insists the only thing contained in Hawaii records on Obama's birth is "an archive notation." There is no Hawaiian long-form birth certificate for Obama he maintains. Hawaii law permits a parent to register a child's birth based on his or her residence in the state regardless of the birthplace of the child. "The fact is, we've had one person all along who could simply end this, who supposedly has the document in his possession, and that's President Obama," said Adams. "He could end this. I really wish he would."
"Barack Obama's official autobiography was put out to the public for the public's consumption and we all know politicians – they have a public persona, it's created for consumption by the electorate – and I think that they've been caught fibbing, and it's embarrassing."
But Adams, who described himself as "pretty much a liberal" who backed Hillary Clinton in the campaign, thinks the president should produce a long-form birth certificate if he has one, even if it contains information that does not go along with the narrative proffered so far by Obama and his surrogates.
"I think as much trauma as all this has caused," Adams said, "I think if Barack Obama has lied about where he was born or if there's something about his birth that he doesn't want people to publicly know, if he would come out and simply say something like that, I think most people would go, 'Oh, OK,' and they would go on about their business 'cause they've got a thousand more important things to do." . . .
The radio hosts suggested that Janice Okubo, the public information officer for the state health department had previously vouched for the authenticity of the COLB, though in reality she has refused to do so. But Adams maintained the online scanned image is fraudulent.
Adams was asked, "So you're calling Janice Okubo a liar?"
"Yes," Adams responded, "if she's saying that that document that is sitting out there on the Internet is an actual document because we can prove it's not in about 30 seconds. Because it's altered."
"I happen to be a trained document researcher, by the way," Adams continued, "and have worked with the Hawaii Historical Association and have worked in the state archives. So I do know what a document is."
Adams says he even offered the current Democratic governor of the state, Neil Abercrombie, his personal assistance to help verify any long-form birth certificate if it were ever produced.
"Governor Abercrombie said that he was afraid that even if they managed to bring out the original birth certificate or a copy of the original birth certificate, there would still be people who would say, 'Oh, it's a forgery, oh, it's a fake,' whatever. I told him that if he wanted help convincing people it was real, I would be happy to do so. If he actually had the birth certificate. I got nothing back from the man."
UPDATE: Just for fun, I'm showing a blatant example below of how Axelrod & Co. photoshopped family photos to use in his presidential campaign:
|Fake photo used by campaign showing Barry with his white grandparents|