Stupid Saga Continues: Trump Releases His Birth Certificate...Or Does He?

Posted: Mar 29, 2011 10:34 AM
Since I hesitantly posted on this sideshow last week, I might as well provide the obligatory follow-up:

Donald Trump, who has been making television appearances calling for President Barack Obama to release his official birth documents, released his birth certificate exclusively to Newsmax on Monday.

It took me one hour to get my birth certificate. It’s inconceivable that, after four years of questioning,  the president still hasn’t produced his birth certificate. I’m just asking President Obama to show the public his birth certificate. Why’s he making an issue out of this?"

Trump was skeptical that so few people have stepped forward to verify Obama's birth.

So that settles it:  The Donald is a natural-born citizen, eligible to be President of the United States.  Or is he?

Except the document is not an official New York City birth certificate, but rather a document generated by Jamaica Hospital, where Trump’s mother Mary reportedly gave birth in June 1946. Official birth certificates are issued (and maintained) by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Vital Records.

So, what is Trump trying to conceal?

On a possibly related note, Jamaica Hospital has been the recipient of significant financial largesse from the Trump family. In fact, the Queens institution includes the Trump Pavilion, a nursing and rehabilitation facility that was named for Mary Trump.

Well played, Smoking Gun.  Especially on the remotely plausible, but still insane, turn-key conspiracy theory.

UPDATEA "breakthrough"?