No one can say Donald Trump is lack luster. But what can be said is that he has little, if any, chance of becoming the Republican nominee for president in 2012. Perhaps that is why he threw in his two cents on the lingering “birther” non-issue – perhaps hoping to generate some support from the extreme far righties.
Flaunting a true inability to correlate one idea with another, the Donald jumped back onto the birther bandwagon, albeit indirectly, by noting:
“Let me tell you, I’m a really smart guy,” Trump said. “I was a really good student at the best school in the country. The reason I have a little doubt, just a little, is because he grew up and nobody knew him.”
“You may go back and interview people from my kindergarten,” he continued. “They’ll remember me. Nobody comes forward. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life. It’s very strange. The whole thing is very strange.”
Under Trump’s convoluted mental gymnastics, the lack of knowledge about Obama’s upbringing – including knowing who his friends were at every step of the way – must mean he wasn’t born here. How else could it be explained that Obama’s childhood friends were unknown?
Trump labels himself a “really smart guy”, yet a really smart guy would be able to demonstrate some type of correlation between not knowing about Obama’s childhood and Obama’s birth in a foreign country – if that is what Trump is intimating. The flip side that Trump is pushing is that if one knows all about an individual, then that person surely must have been born here.
Here’s my correlation for the Donald – since there isn’t a correlation, maybe, just maybe, Trump isn’t a really smart guy. Now that is a correlation I like.