Trump’s doubts about Obama’s birth certificate are so great that he’s hired people to go to Hawaii to search for information. “They cannot believe what they are finding,” Trump told “Today” show host Meredith Vierea.
His claims have been drawing support. A new CNN poll shows 19 percent of Republican voters would support Trump for president. Last week’s Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows Trump is receiving the most tea party support of all the GOP candidates.
On last night’s “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart looked at other Republicans’ responses to Trump’s birther claims. Stewart took issue with Sarah Palin telling Fox News that she “appreciates” Trump sending a team of researchers to Hawaii and Michelle Bachmann telling Sean Hannity that she takes the president “at his word” about his birth certificate.
So which Republican did Stewart find coming to Obama’s defense? Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.
With a “Separating Fact from Myth” segment, O’Reilly refuted claims about Obama’s birth certificate, Michelle Obama’s law license and other unsubstantiated Internet rumors about the president. If Stewart and O’Reilly can find common ground, maybe there’s hope for the rest of us.
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