Trump: What Birth Certificate?

Donald still doesn't know whether Obama's was the real deal

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 11, 2013 11:37 AM CDT

(Newser) – Good news, no one: Donald Trump's name is again appearing next to the term "birth certificate," and it seems he's still eager to gin up a little controversy over President Obama's. Asked today by ABC's Jonathan Karl whether his 2012 antics made him appear not serious, the Donald responded, "Why does that make me not serious? I think that resonated with a lot of people." Karl then asked whether the issue was resolved for him. “I have no idea," Trump responded. "I don’t know, was there a birth certificate? You tell me. You know, some people say that was not his birth certificate. I’m saying I don’t know. Nobody knows. And you don’t know either.” As for controversy over Ted Cruz, "That'll be ironed out, I don't know the circumstances," Trump said. Trump is appearing this weekend at an Iowa event for 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls.

Donald Trump speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Republican presidential hopefuls are hoping to impress conservative voters.
Donald Trump speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Republican presidential hopefuls are hoping to impress conservative voters.   (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)
Donald Trump speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
Donald Trump speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.   (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)
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