Donald Trump: Bill Ayers Wrote Obama's Book
The Donald repeats wild rumor, says he's 'proud' to be a birther
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 31, 2011 3:44 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Donald Trump isn’t content with questioning Obama’s citizenship—now he’s questioning his authorial accomplishments, too. In an interview with Laura Ingraham yesterday, Trump espoused the theory that Bill Ayers wrote Obama’s memoir, Dreams of My Father, Aol News reports. Obama is only the president “because he wrote a book that is supposed to be a great genius book,” Trump said. “But now it’s coming out that Bill Ayers wrote it.”

Trump’s repeating a rumor that’s been circling in right-wing media. Ayers himself said that he had written the book at a speaking appearance last week, though as Allahpundit at the conservative blog Hot Air notes, it sounded a lot like he was being sarcastic. “Would you believe that I wrote it?” he said when asked about the book. “And if you can help me prove it, I’ll split the royalties.” At that the audience burst out laughing. Ayers has reportedly used the line, complete with the royalties punch line, in the past as well. Click for more.

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Apr 1, 2011 8:11 PM CDT
"Allahpundit at the conservative blog..." Like saying "The British Immigrant Rudolph Hess ..." d(^_^)b "Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"
Apr 1, 2011 4:08 PM CDT
A great picture of this loonie tune with his middle finger stuck up at someone, now do we need someone with his ignorance for President? If this is all the GOP has got then they are shit out of luck.
Apr 1, 2011 3:52 PM CDT
Mahalo Kevin, for prompting me to spend a few mintues with the adjective "authorial."