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After 2½ years of ignoring the insanity of the “birther” movement, why did Barack Obama suddenly cave in to media hog, Donald Trump’s barracking? Trump has been relentless in his pursuit of Obama and is taking all the credit for forcing the President to produce his birth certificate, saying “Today I’m very proud of myself, because I’ve accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish.”
The only reason for producing the birth certificate must be to make Trump look good and raise his credibility with Republican voters. Obama would probably (if nominated) beat any of the potential Republican candidates, but he would eat Trump alive, especially in the debates. Trump is not a measured talker, he likes being in front of the camera and in a Presidential campaign he would be putting his foot in his mouth on a daily basis.
I must assume that it is part of Obama’s plan to boost Trump in the polls, because he would like to face him in the Presidential race. At the very least Trump’s presence would throw the Republican selection process into the realm of the absurd. Trump’s ego will tell him that he has a chance of winning in the key early States, all he has to do is keep poking the President. Either that, or American politics has finally lost it’s mind.
Obama said he wanted to put this (birth certificate) business behind him and concentrate on the problems that face the nation,