Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jerry Seinfeld Spurns Donald Trump Over Birther Comments

Donald Trump has been making the rounds touting his claims that President Obama isn't legally qualified to be President because he was somehow not born in the United States or that his mother isn't an American citizen.

Well, Trump's comments didn't sit well with Jerry Seinfeld who was scheduled to attend a fundraiser for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital and a Trump charity. Trump slammed Seinfeld for backing out, but I think Trump's the one who really needs to apologize for his asinine push to bring birtherism into the mainstream.
Donald Trump wasn't laughing when funnyman Jerry Seinfeld canceled an upcoming appearance at a benefit for his son's Eric Trump Foundation.

Seinfeld pulled out of the Sept. 13 event benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because he disagrees with The Donald's questioning of Barack Obama's citizenship, his reps said.

"I just learned you canceled a show for my son's charity," Trump fired off in a scorching letter to Seinfeld yesterday, "because of the fact that I am being very aggressive with respect to President Obama, who is doing an absolutely terrible job as our leader."
Trump is doing a whole lot more than complaining about President Obama. He's questioning his qualifications for being President by questioning whether he is legally qualified. That's a huge difference.

Before the election in 2008, I questioned whether Obama had the character and judgment to be President based on his thin experience and lacking resume. People like Orly Taitz spread the nonsense that Obama wasn't born in Hawaii or was somehow not a US citizen eligible to be President. That conspiracy has now fully taken hold among the right wing and the GOP mainstream to such an extent that it is exceedingly troubling and will cause lasting damage to the GOP. Trump is now expanding and compounding that damage.

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