Rush Limbaugh entered the renewed fray over President Barack Obama’s birth certificate by declaring that Donald Trump’s continued public outcry over the documentation is “a valuable service,” not only to the public but also to Obama personally.
“The reason I have a little doubt, just a little, is because he grew up and nobody knew him,” Trump had remarked famously to ABC News. The potential presidential contender followed up his theme on Wednesday’s “The View,” again on the ABC Network.
During an interview with Newsmax Thursday, Trump restated his questions on the issue.
On “The View,” a morning chat program, Trump declared that he believed Obama has a birth certificate, but that he should produce it to the world, ending the speculation that seems to never go away. Trump added that he felt it strange that “nobody from [Obama’s] early years remembers him.”
There’s “something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t like,” Trump opined to the cast members, including Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters, who berated him, accusing him of possibly racist thoughts on the issue.
On Limbaugh’s show Thursday, the radio talker Limbaugh sided with Trump’s beating of the birth certificate drum. “You and I have known all along that we’re dealing with a man-child here who has, literally, no qualifications, no experience, and according to Donald Trump now, no birth certificate,” Limbaugh declared.
“Trump is performing a valuable service here. He is attempting to help Obama out of a jam. You can’t say Trump is a kook right-wing birther. Trump realized the problem that Obama faces here with credibility. He’s giving him a chance here to establish some credibility by producing the birth certificate,” Limbaugh added.
Charging that elements of the major media were “covering it up” and “papering it over,” he concluded: “Trump’s not the kind of guy to comb over difficulties. If he’s going to bring this up . . . you know that it’s serious.”
Meanwhile, part of the heated exchange on “The View”:
“Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate?” Trump said.
Donald Trump. “Why should he have to?” Goldberg fired back.
“Because I have to and everybody else has to, Whoopi,” Trump retorted.
“I’ve never heard any white president asked to be shown the birth certificate,” Whoopi countered. “When you become the president of the United States of America, you know that he’s American. I’m sorry.”