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Donald Trump Fails to Produce Birth Certificate

He ought to fire someone over this: Donald Trump, who has recently been raising questions about President Obama’s citizenship, attempted to show how easy it is to prove citizenship by putting a copy of his own birth certificate online. Except he didn’t: It turns out that the document Trump posted is not an official birth certificate. It is missing the official state seal and signature of the state registrar. It is, in fact, a certificate of birth, which is signed by a physician at the hospital when an infant is born.

March 29, 2011 2:38 AM