Simply put, Donald Trump is a moron

After President Barack Obama released his long form birth certificate earlier today, hopefully quashing much of the energy of the “birther” movement, “carnival barker” Donald Trump, who had latched onto the issue of President Obama’s birthplace early on in his presidential publicity campaign, chose a new line of attack against President Obama, suggesting President Obama was a poor college student who didn’t deserve to be admitted to Columbia and Harvard.

“I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?” Trump said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I’m thinking about it, I’m certainly looking into it. Let him show his records.”

Putting aside the irony of Donald Trump, no great student himself, attacking President Obama based on speculation Obama wasn’t a good student, there’s the irrefutable fact that as a student at Harvard Law School, Barack Obama was not only chosen as an editor of the Harvard Law Review after his first year at Harvard Law School; he was also chosen as president of the Harvard Law Review in his second year. I don’t know much about law school, but I do know that the president of a law school’s law review typically isn’t an academic slouch. What’s more, Obama graduated from Harvard Law School magna cum laude, which is an honor given to graduates who have an excellent academic record.

No doubt in raising these new “concerns” Donald Trump is merely trying to continue to garner press attention while not so subtly race-baiting about President Obama as an affirmative action case at Columbia and Harvard.


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12 thoughts on “Simply put, Donald Trump is a moron

  1. Let’s not mince words: to some folks, as long as the POTUS is black, he will never be legitimate. Summed up beautifully by Baratunde Thurston.

    So let’s add up the tale of the tape on Trump:
    -inherited his lot in life, thinks that makes him an up-by-the-bootstraps success story
    -still a birther (says long form needs to be examined)
    -probably racist

    Clearly in the mainstream of the modern GOP, which is why he’s running away with it in their primary polling. To think, in my early days I used to vote for those clowns.

    Hooray for America.

    1. Trump isn’t “probably” a racist; he’s definitely a racist. After all, this is the same guy who said, “I have a great relationship with the blacks.”

      1. Eugene Kane is claiming that Trump now wants the President to release all of his R&B records…I pointed out that I knew that EC made that up because the Donald doesn’t even know what R&B is.

  2. Is anyone else out there embarrassed to be an American right now?

    I don’t suppose there’s any chance we can keep this story out of the international press?

    No, I suppose not.

    1. It seems to me that “foreign people” (unless they are as dumb as Trump) are smart enough to immediately see that Trump is an idiot and not what all Americans are like. I think the times that “they” REEEEEALLY wonder if we’re all truly nuts and assholes is when we elect an insane person to high office. Which lately we’ve done too much.
      Even then, people in other countries so often have insane people in power over them too. You could even argue that personality types, regardless of nation and culture, who devote their lives to seeking power over others are at best weird and annoying, and quite often a whole lot worse.
      Once people start bitchin’ about their politicians, it almost doesn’t matter the names or the countries, the rants are all basically the same. Rage against the media, the same.
      Moral of the story – the whole world is nuts. (you probably noticed that on your own)

    2. I’m not embarassed to be an American, but I am embarrassed for all those folks who don’t realize how idiotic they look for persisting with their insane conspiracy theories.

  3. Just goes to show that IT was never really about the birth certificate in the first place.

    IT was always about the fact that he was African-American, and that certain “Americans” couldn’t wrap their “brains” around that.

    IT was always just code for, “A n*gg*r doesn’t have what it takes to be President.”

    IT was always about delegitimating this country’s first African-American President.

    Can you imagine a white President being put through this kind of thing?! Wouldn’t happen.

    Did anybody here REALLY believe the birthers/wingnuts when they said, “ALL he has to do is produce the birth certificate, and THAT will be the end of it”?! Just check out what the mothertruckers at WorldNetDaily or PatriotActionNetwork have to say about it now, and see how that disingenuous and cynical promise/”con” held up.

    IT was all just racist, rightwing bullsh*t.

    I’m with Steve, embarrassed that I share the same nationality with these racist dipsh*ts, not to mention the same skin color.

    I pray that we transcend this “moment” in our history quickly and honorably.

  4. I really (and I mean really) wish Obama had not responded to this at all.
    Now they’re just playin him, and that’s just sad. I wonder WTF is with his closest advisors too. Bad ones? just Yes Men? Good lord….O_o

    It’s like the “special guy” in my High School named Clark, and the jocks, it’s just like how they baited him. You’re watching, and thinking “no Clark, just keep walking, do NOT respond” but noooo Clark stops, and talks to them, and Clark has to argue back and explain himself. Endlessly. The more upset he gets and the more he responds, the more fuel to the fire.

    Then some days the Jocks feign interest in Clark and ask questions, hoping he’ll say funny “Special-Guy” stuff. So that he’ll reveal himself more, so they have more fodder for teasing in the future. Clark obliges.
    The saddest times are when Clark starts thinking those creeps are his “friends” and that they finally have reached some kind of peace. And then he soon he realizes no. And then that’s bad too. Those asshole football jocks are never gonna treat him as valid, or like him and be his friend. Poor Clark can’t accept that. He really needs to just NOT RESPOND. Harvard Law School magna cum laude, or no Harvard, it still all goes the same.
    I dunno when all this garbage is going to end (I’d guess not soon) but no matter what expensive political polls might say, when people start comparing the President of the United States to that Special Ed student they remember named Clark….it’s just not good.

  5. From the New York Times editorial (Thursday 4-28) entitled, “Certificate of Embarrassment”:

    “If there was ever any doubt about Mr. Obama’s citizenship, which there was not, the issue was settled years ago when Hawaii released his birth certificate. The fuller document that Mr. Obama had to request contains some extra information, including his parents’ signatures and the name of the hospital where he was born, but it was unnecessary to show his legitimacy.

    So it will not quiet the most avid attackers. Several quickly questioned its authenticity. That’s because the birther question was never really about citizenship; it was simply a proxy for those who never accepted the president’s legitimacy, for a toxic mix of reasons involving ideology, deep political anger and, most insidious of all, race. It was originally promulgated by fringe figures of the radical right, but mainstream Republican leaders allowed it to simmer to satisfy those who are inflamed by Mr. Obama’s presence in the White House.”

    Shame on Trump and the rest of the birthers, along with the cynical birther-enabling Republicans who let this bullsh*t fester and percolate, who refused to exercise responsible leadership by decrying it.

    President Obama was again the adult in the room. Voters, particularly Independents, will remember that.

    The country should be proud that he is the face of America. I know that I am.

  6. Conspiracy nuts come from all corners of the spectrum. The Left produces more than its share, but sadly is not the
    only source, as Donald Trump has demonstrated.

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