Trump Plays Another Hand

Hoping to quell the “birther” masses, President Obama has produced a birth certificate at long last.

Until now, the White House has refused to fold into demands, perhaps assuming that the majority of voters would see through the movement’s allegations. As 2012 rolled around, Republican candidates would surely focus their attention elsewhere, or so they assumed. But with Donald Trump as its vanguard, the “birther” movement has regained much of its momentum in the early months of 2011.

But now that this debate seems to have been resolved (with Trump, naturally, proclaiming victory after forcing Obama’s hand), we would like to believe Trump is ready to move on to something just a little bit more relevant to his business background: say the economy, jobs, or anything else, really. 

Unfortunately, it looks like he’s gearing up for another month-long sideshow. In an interview on Monday, Trump explained his new contention with Obama, “I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I’m thinking about it, I’m certainly looking into it. Let him show his records.” 

Apparently, Trump doesn’t think that Obama was fit for the Ivy League, and now he’s going to make a fuss of it. Obama has left himself open to just about every kind of attack from the GOP, from his spending agenda to his military double-talk. Trump, however, has decided to focus on his academic record from thirty years ago.

Here’s to hoping we get a legitimate conservative on the television and in the headlines.

–Thomas L. Hauch