The country’s most prominent Republican birther says that one of his party’s early frontrunners for the 2016 presidential nomination may “perhaps not” be eligible to run if he was born in Canada.
In an interview that aired on Sunday, ABC’s Jonathan Karl reminded billionaire Donald Trump that his false claim that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States made him appear “not serious.”
“You don’t still question whether he was born the United States?” Karl wondered.
“I have no idea,” Trump said. “Well, I don’t know. Was there a birth certificate? You tell me. You know, some people say that was not his birth certificate. I’m saying, I don’t know, nobody knows. And you don’t know either, Jonathan. You’re a smart guy. You don’t either.”
“I’m pretty convinced he was born in the United States,” Karl replied.
“Pretty! Ah! Pretty! Pretty! No! No! You said, pretty!” Trump exclaimed.
“Totally without question that he was born in the United States,” Karl said, correcting his earlier language.
“You said, you’re pretty convinced,” Trump insisted. “Okay? So, let’s just see what happens over time.”
Karl pointed out that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had been born in Canada and asked if that made him ineligible to be president of the United States.
“If he was born in Canada, perhaps not,” Trump admitted. “But I’m not sure where he was born.”
“Oh, he was definitely born in Canada,” Karl noted.
“Okay, well, then you’ll have to ask him that question, but perhaps not,” Trump said. “Look, that will be ironed out. I don’t know the circumstances. I heard somebody told me he was born in Canada. That’s really his thing.”
Watch this video from ABC’s This Week, uploaded Aug. 11, 2013.
‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis
Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.
Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.
It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020
BUSTED: Videos document NYPD mowing down protesters with police cruisers
New York Police Department cruisers drove through a crowd of protesters -- and it was all captured on video.
Video shows protesters blocking a NYPD SUV with a barricade.
A second cruiser then comes up to the right of the first car -- and then the both violently accelerate through the pedestrians.
Video of the Brooklyn event was captured from both the street level and above.
‘Stop it! Stop it’: Shocking video shows young girl in Seattle crying after reportedly being maced by police
Video posted to social media on Saturday reportedly shows the aftermath after a young girl was maced by Seattle Police.
The girl can be heard screaming as protesters attempted to deliver first aid.
"Stop it! Stop it," she screamed.
Here is a thread Twitter user Kayvon Behroozian posted to Twitter, tagging local media outlets, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.
Apparently Officer Campbell (see thread — mustache) of @SeattlePD maced the CHILD crying in this video. He did not provide his badge number upon request, unlike his colleagues. @seattletimes @Q13FOX @MayorJenny @carmenbest (posting on behalf of friend who took these videos/pics) pic.twitter.com/0ojb37RSJt