April 27th, 2011
12:38 AM ET

Video: Trump stands by 'birther' claims

Editor's note: Real estate developer Donald Trump speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about Pres. Obama's birthplace.

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  1. Jim

    Trump is spreading known infalicies abour Barack. Why? Does he think he can pull the wool over very many eyes? Has our eductaion gotten so bad that we are so easily influenced.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:32 pm |
  2. Nazareth

    I was shocked to see Donald Trump taking credit for his accomplishment he claimed something no one has ever done before “ or something to that extend . What accomplishment is he taking about ??? As far as I know he didn’t discover a cure for Cancer.
    The last few weeks what Trump was doing was not only accusing and persecuting the President by claiming that the President was deceiving about his birth place to the whole world , but also Trump was continually degrading and belittling over 50% of registered voters Americans that voted for Obama to become the President . Trump did it publicly relentlessly in every show every day .
    So now isn’t time for him to apologizes publicly in every show to the President and his family for asserting that they were liars , and also apologizes to the Americans for intentionally trying to mislead the public with his flat-out outrages stories.
    Shouldn’t someone hold him accountable especially the media outlets that gave him the forum to spread his nonsense?

    April 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  3. Vince

    Who cares what trump thinks??????

    April 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
  4. Loren Nostam

    First of all, it's a sad state of affairs that our country is paying attention to this very old and previously researched matter.
    Why are people putting Mr. Trump on stage?? He is now in the minds of everyone. Mr. Trump is laughing at all those giving him "free promotion". Why does someone not put him on the ridiculist. Today, we put Donald Trump on the ridiculist for attempting to bring up an old matter and spend time in pitiful self-promotion or promotion of his interests.
    America does not have time for this foolish chatter. Has anyone noticed how deep in trouble our wonderful nation is?

    April 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  5. Alba

    Dear Anderson, I just viewed the short interview (i am glad it was short!!!) with Trump in CNN. This guy is a pompous, cynical and irreverent person. He may have a lot of money and be smart in business but he does not have any sensitivity and respect for any body. I have seen how he treats the journalists when he does not like the questions asked. Now this clown feels proud and honored to have made our President to come out with his original birth certificate, what a joke! makes me sick to hear him talk and to watch his offensive self-satisfied "smirks" everytime.
    Have a wonderful time in England!

    April 27, 2011 at 11:14 am |
  6. Debra Coates

    Whether President Obama was born on US soil or not, is a moot point. He is a natural born citizen because he was born to a US citizen! People need to know their US Citizenship Laws before they start making ridiculous accusations:
    For persons born between December 24, 1952 and November 14, 1986, a person is a U.S. citizen if all of the following are true (except if born out-of-wedlock)[7]:
    1. The person's parents were married at the time of birth
    2. One of the person's parents was a U.S. citizen when the person was born
    3. The citizen parent lived at least ten years in the United States before the child's birth;
    4. A minimum of 5 of these 10 years in the United States were after the citizen parent's 14th birthday.

    April 27, 2011 at 2:32 am |
  7. John Morrison

    Mr. Anderson Cooper,

    I admire your courage and enjoy your intelligent reporting.

    Please stop talking about Donald Trump.

    Take the line I witnessed by another commentator who refused to say anything but that Mr. Trump is a buffoon. It is all he warrants and all the coverage he deserves.

    Other than that keep up the great work.

    John A. Morrison

    April 27, 2011 at 2:11 am |
  8. Richard Baldwin

    What birthers are saying is that the next Presidential candidate from the state of Hawaii will be unable to prove his/her U.S. birth.

    Question: How do the people of Hawaii feel about that?

    April 27, 2011 at 1:43 am |
  9. Laura

    What this Trump is doing is something so stupid. I think that our paople is more interested is solving economy problems, than finding out if the President was born or not in the United States. What I see is that Trump wants to get popularity, but I think he could do something better for this country and for the people. Why he does not try to help the poor people intead of wasting time crtiisizing President Obama? Is this the individual who wants to become president of the nation? well, I will start convincing people not to vote, (if he runs for president) for an individual like him. He is selfish, arrogant, ignorant, because with the money he is spending trying to get evidence about the President's birthday, he could help some poor families or do something for our soldier's families.

    April 27, 2011 at 1:25 am |
  10. Shawn

    You know up until now I use to respect everything about the Trump, but as of now he is headed to the bottom of the pole. Since you are so royal as to question, birth, grades and academic intelligence, I'm sure a lot of the American people would love to know your stats other than being a sarcastic and a good bussinessman after a few pitfalls ! Regardless of your millions and your gold hand you are not on any level as far as a presidential candidate to represent the American people. Your focus is off and not important and its a total shame that you disrepect the Commander in Chief.

    April 27, 2011 at 1:23 am |