Trump: Obama’s Grandparents Put In The Birth Announcement To Get Benefits Like Welfare | Talking Points Memo

Donald Trump has an explanation for why President Obama’s birth would be announced in a Hawaii newspaper if he wasn’t really born in the United States: His grandparents put it in as a ruse to make people think he was a U.S. citizen, “for hospitalization, for welfare, for this, for that, for all of the other assets you get from being a United States citizen.”On CNN’s State Of The Union, Trump told Candy Crowley that he, and others, are not convinced by the birth announcement, published in the Honolulu Advertiser on Aug. 13, 1961, because “it was eight days later after the supposed birth.”

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