This is a brilliant piece I sourced from the Fact Check web site on how it would have fired businessman Donald Trump was he one of its employees. This is because, among other things, he “repeats false claims about [Barrack] Obama’s birthplace.
The web site said over a week ago that if Trumps worked for it, it would say: “Donald, you’re fired — for incompetence”.
Trump, a successful businessman and TV celebrity, according to the report, claimed that he would make one hell of a good USpresident. However, the site criticised him that when it comes to “getting facts straight”, Trump “fouls up again and again on the basics of President Barrack Obama’s birth”. This, reported the web site, is because:
- He continued to claim Obama’s grandmother, Sarah, said he was born inKenyawhen in fact the recording he referred to, heard through a translator, said: “He was born inAmerica”.
- He claims that hospitals in Hawaiisaid they had no records of Obama’s birth. This is not true because according the federal law, such records are kept confidential. This is despite Honolulu’s Kapi’olani Medical Center having published a letter from Obama calling it “the place of my birth” and confirming it as his birthplace”. Trump insisted that the “Certificate of Live Birth” he referred to here said was not a birth certificate. In his response to the New York Times columnist, Gail Collins, Trump said the certificate was a “totally unsigned ‘certificate of live birth’ which is totally different and of very little significance”. He continued to claim that “there are no records inHawaii that a Barack (sic) Hussein Obama was born there-no bills, no doctors names, no nurses names, no registrations, no payments”. “As far as the two notices placed in newspapers, many things could have happened, but some feel the grandparents put an ad in order to show that he was a citizen of the U.S. with all of the benefits thereto… everybody, after all, and especially then, wanted to be a United States citizen”, said Trump.
Fact Check web said evidence contrary to Trump’s claims is “so overwhelming that we haven’t had much to say lately about the sort of bogus claims that Trump repeats”. It said it wasHawaii’s “top official in charge of vital records” who had said that “confidential records underlying Obama’s official birth certificate show that he [Obama] was born inHawaiiand is ‘a natural born American citizen’”.
With this and had Trump been the US President – a position he is now campaigning for and an employee of Fact Check – he would have gotten his ass kicked a long time ago. And maybe, he should get it kicked even before he becomes one.