Is Donald Trump A Natural Born Citizen?

July 10, 2012 at 8:30 am | Posted in Conceited | Leave a comment
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After toying with the idea of running for President in 2000 and 2004, Donald Trump (specifically, Donald J. Trump, Sr.) made a brief lunge in that direction in the run-up to the 2012 election.  He teased the Republican party from October 2010 to May 2011, and briefly even did fairly well in the polls.  (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump)

Article II of the Constitution  says, in part, that No Person except a natural born Citizen of the United States … shall be eligible to the Office of President.

We may have a problem here.  If Donald Trump seeks the Presidency, he must be a natural born citizen of the United States.

Now, we know he claims to have been born in the US.

But that is just his say so.  He might be lying, or misinformed.

Clearly, he should publish his birth certificate.

Until then we cannot be sure about his natural born citizenship as we are of Barak Obama’s.

If he travels in Arizona, I would urge the police there to stop him and require him to prove his citizenship, or else to show a visa.

Besides being the right thing to do (in Arizona, at least), requiring this of him would also provide some evidence that Arizona’s verifications of citizenship are not based on ethnic profiling.

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