The Donald’s Rules Apply to Obama, Not Himself

When Donald Trump was in his birther phase a couple years ago, he demanded that President Obama release both his long-form birth certificate and his passport records of everywhere he had traveled. Now that he’s running for president, he is refusing to release those things about himself.

The Guardian contacted the Trump campaign to request the birth certificate and passport records of the Apprentice host, but a spokeswoman refused to share the documents.

In October 2012, Trump, a prominent figure in the “birther movement” – a loose affiliation of people who claimed Obama was born outside the US – accused Obama of being “the least transparent president in the history of this country” for refusing to release the very details Trump is now refusing to publish.

“We know very little about our president,” Trump said at the time. In a YouTube video the 69-year-old said he would donate $5m to a charity of Obama’s choosing if the president released his college records and applications and passport applications and records.

Yet when Trump’s representatives were contacted and asked to release the same documents the campaign refused to send them, despite the Guardian providing both a fax number and a full postal address. The campaign declined to comment further.

Now here’s the best part. In October, 2012, when Trump was really going hard on this demand that Obama release those records, the Guardian asked for them on Trump and was told that any such demand would be inappropriate because, “Mr Trump’s not the president of the United States and he’s not running for the presidency.” Okay, now he is. I wonder what their excuse will be this time? Probably that some Mexican immigrant rapist stole them.

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  • colnago80

    They’re not asking the right question. What they should be asking is why Obama whose father was not a citizen when he was born is ineligible to be president while Trump, whose mother was not a citizen when he was born, is eligible. Don’t expect that from the lame stream media.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    The Donald just afraid that it will be discovered that his wig is illegal here from China and will be deported. Would you risk the safety of the only one you love?

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Did Trump in 2012 demand similar documentation from his fellow fat cat and spawn of a foreign-born elitist M. Romney?

  • http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/ montanto

    Funny… he was willing to send a copy to Bill Maher to prove he wasn’t half orangutan.

  • StevoR

    In October, 2012, when Trump was really going hard on this demand that Obama release those records, the Guardian asked for them on Trump and was told that any such demand would be inappropriate because, “Mr Trump’s not the president of the United States and he’s not running for the presidency.” Okay, now he is. I wonder what their excuse will be this time?

    That thing on his head ate it maybe?

    First of a top ten excuses list? I miss David Letterman’s Late Show -keep imagining the fun they’d be having with Trump campaigning now.