Cantor: Birther Trump isn’t a ‘serious’ candidate

By David Edwards
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:44 EDT
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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is literally laughing at the possibility Donald Trump may run for president.

Trump has questioned President Barack Obama’s citizenship in recent weeks as a centerpiece of a possible presidential run.

“Would you support a Donald Trump candidacy especially with all this birther talk?” CNN’s Kiran Chetry asked Cantor Wednesday.

“No,” Cantor laughed. “I don’t think he is really serious when we see a campaign launched on the birther issue.”

“It’s very early on in the political season. I think that there’s some very weighty issues that we’re going to have to tackle. What the American people are going to look for in a candidate for president in 2012 is I think someone who can be honest with the American people,” he added.

A recent CNN poll found that Trump was tied for first place for the Republican nomination. The billionaire has hinted that he would run as an independent if he doesn’t win the GOP nomination.

Watch this video from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast April 13, 2011.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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