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After angrily debating with the hosts of The View last week about President Barack Obama not being an American citizen, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump attacked the daytime talker’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg on Monday.
On Wednesday’s episode of the ABC talk show, Trump — who said he didn’t need to talk about The Apprentice because “ratings are through the roof” — asked of Obama: “Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? I wish he would.” [Watch the video below.]
During the interview, Goldberg became increasingly agitated, rolling her eyes and sighing loudly.
“It’s the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve heard in ages!” she said. “It’s not because he’s black, is it? I’ve never heard of any white president who had to show his birth certificate. That’s BS!”
On Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends on Monday, Trump fired back at Goldberg. Asked if his comments were race-related, Trump replied: “Absolutely not. And I like Whoopi. I’ve always had a good relationship with Whoopi,” pointing out that “she asked me to do a movie for her. I was in her movie,” he said, presumably referring to 1994 The Little Rascals, in which she played Buckwheat’s mom and he played Waldo’s dad.
“But frankly, I mean, I think it’s insulting that she brings up — what does that have to do with race?” Trump continued. [Watch the video below.]
Trump said that people “The fact is, they asked John McCain for his birth certificate. They’ve asked others for their birth certificate. They asked Bush for his birth certificate, by the way I just found out over the weekend. And they would ask me for my birth certificate. And by the way it’s sitting on my desk.”
“I didn’t think this was such a big deal, but I will tell you, it’s turning out to be a very big deal because people now are calling me from all over saying, ‘Please don’t give up on this issue.’ If you weren’t born in this country, you cannot be president.”
Asked if he thinks Obama wasn’t in fact born in the United States, Trump responded: “I am really concerned.”
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