The 2016 Republican Circus Begins As Donald Trump Goes Birther On Ted Cruz

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Donald Trump responded to Sen. Ted Cruz jumping in the contest for the 2016 Republican nomination by questioning Cruz’s eligibility to be president.

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When asked by My Fox New York about Cruz’s birth certificate, Trump said, “It’s a hurdle; somebody could certainly look at it very seriously. He was born in Canada. If you know and when we all studied our history lessons, you are supposed to be born in this country, so I just don’t know how the courts will rule on this.”

Being that Cruz is a Republican, Trump didn’t demand that the Texas Republican provide the original copy of his birth certificate, but Trump couldn’t resist going birther. Legal scholars agree that because Cruz’s mother was a natural born U.S. citizen and his father was a U.S. resident, Cruz qualifies as a natural born citizen and is eligible to run for president.

Some on the left who remain angry about the birtherism that Republicans spread about President Obama may want to treat Cruz the same way, but why should anyone on the left lower themselves when Donald Trump will do it for them? The Republican 2016 circus is off and running. The clown car is being loaded up, and Donald Trump just blasted Ted Cruz in the face with some birther seltzer water.

56 Replies to “The 2016 Republican Circus Begins As Donald Trump Goes Birther On Ted Cruz”

  1. Get your popcorn, cotton candy and your program. Ya cant tell the clowns without a program. Ladies and gentlemen, boy and girls I give you the 2016 edition of the GOTP nominating primaries. [WINK]

  2. Oh snap. This will be very very good. I cant wait till they bring up Jebs, let just say illegal father in law

    I knew that Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba, was born and raised in Mexico, but until I read this Washington Post story over the weekend, I didn’t realize that her father was an undocumented worker in America for a while, and later became a legal worker under a program that I’m sure would be described by right-wingers as “amnesty”:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/columba-bushs-painful-unlikely-road-toward-the-white-house/2015/03/21/5918fe20-c7fd-11e4-a199-6cb5e63819d2_story.html

  3. Frankly it hurts to pretend to be as stupid as the birthers.

    Instead of getting all worked up about his BC, my intent is to throw his Canadian birth and their hypocrisy in their faces every chance I get.

    Meanwhile, here is a little list of some of the republican politicians who jumped on the birther cause.

    Senators Richard Shelby, David Vitter, Representatives Michelle Bachmann, Roy Blunt, Jean Schmidt and Mike Coffman, Governor Nathan Deal, Palin, Huckabee and Newt Gingrich.

    Vile, stupid or crazy, you decide.

  4. Because McCain was born on a US Naval Base, which is technically US Soil even though it’s in a foreign country.

  5. There is no question that Raphael Cruz is a U.S. Citizen, the question is whether or not his mother’s citizenship qualifies HIM to be a NATURAL BORN citizen. There seems to be some real legal debate on this sticking point, as his mother originally missed the paperwork deadline to get Raphael Cruz Dual Citizenship. Since he was born in Canada he was, from the get-go, a Canadian Citizen. It was not until his mother filed the paperwork that he became dual. Can someone with Dual Citizenship legally be a Natural Born Citizen? THAT is the question that needs answering by the courts.

  6. Seems like a double standard to me! Obama can’t be President because even though his Mother was born in the US he’s born in Kenya (except he was really born in Hawaii!)…but Ted Cruz, with whom there is ZERO DOUBT was born in a foreign country, is OK. Why?

    Oh yeah, because President Obama is BLACK.

  7. Hey Teddy, The clown car has arrived outside and there’s plenty of room to relax for that long ride to Virginia, but the other clown’s will be joining us soon enough, so enjoy the ride !!!.

  8. I’m with you Jason. I was commenting on another site earlier about Democrats bringing up this birther nonsense. I asked them to please not start sounding like a bunch of Republicans. I also added that, IMO, that if they were doing it as payback, that we have more pressing issues and it just distracts from the discussion. We progressives really don’t need to go down to the right-wingers level to compete. I can’t remember who said this but I read a quote that went something like: Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

  9. I don’t care that Cruz was born in Canada. If he was born to a US citizen then he was an American citizen from the moment of his birth and that is natural born as far as I am concerned. I loathe and despise him for many, many reasons but his birth is not one of them.

    However, I have a real problem with Cruz holding dual citizenship. How can Cruz hold US and Canadian citizenship and be a US elected official? If he owes allegiance to another country? What if we have some sort of trade issues, for example, with those nice Canadians?

    I don’t think he should have been able to run for the Senate, and he should have had to resign his seat when his dual citizenship came to light. If he can legally dismiss his Canadian citizenship, well fine.

    Except he is still a repulsive pustule of hate and megalomania.

  10. http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/86755.pdf

    The link says:
    Birth on U.S. Military Base Outside of the United States or Birth on U.S.
    Embassy or Consulate Premises Abroad:
    (1) Despite widespread popular belief, U.S. military installations abroad and
    U.S. diplomatic or consular facilities abroad are not part of the United
    States within the meaning of the 14th Amendment. A child born on the
    premises of such a facility is not born in the United States and does not
    acquire U.S. citizenship by reason of birth.

  11. I don’t agree. When I was stationed overseas it was understood when the Flag was raised that was US territory. That is why we have a Status Of Forces Agreement with the host country

  12. This is going to be fun kids. Raphael Cruz is hallucinating if he thinks that he can be elected. He should be referred to as “Raphael Cruz” from this day forward. I certainly hope he gets a dose of his own medicine. He is a dangerous character.

  13. So is anybody going to talk about Donald Trump’s endorsement of Panamanian-born John McCain?

  14. Now, Show me your birth certificate, Rafael Eduardo Cruz(Ted)! And show me your CRBA! What’s a CRBA you ask? The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada accept applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for children under 18 born in Canada or elsewhere outside the United States; and currently residing in Canada. Now! Show me your CRBA!
    http://canada.usembassy.gov/consular…/birth-abroad.html

  15. McInsane was born on a US military installation which is considered part of the US so nothing to see here

  16. Well, thanks Donald. You’ve done the work for me… saves me the trouble of digging up dirt on Cruz here.

    Not to mention that this is fun. All of us can just sit here and watch as they cannibalize each other in a vain attempt to get conservatives to like them just enough to get their vote.

  17. Cruz is definitely a dangerous character. He reminds me of the Joker when played by Heath Ledger. True sickly evil.

  18. Ted Cruz is a sickly evil person. He reminds me of the Joker from Batman as played by Heath Ledger. Disgustingly evil.

  19. Democrats need to head down to Starbucks and talk about their racial issues. They’re terrified of Ted Cruz becoming America’s first Hispanic President. Racism is ugly.

    Ted Cruz candidacy reveals Democrats’ deep-seated racism …or, Alinsky Rules 4, 6, and 5
    Ugly underbelly of the Democrat party. Clearly, not all Democrats are racists. Certainly there are those who disagree with Ted
    CAINTV.COM

  20. It’s that insincere smile, your just waiting for the knife to slip between someones ribs. The only thing that throws me off is most of the pictures of him, looks like he left his teeth at home in a jar on his dresser.

  21. “Legal scholars agree that because Cruz’s mother was a natural born U.S. citizen and his father was a U.S. resident, Cruz qualifies as a natural born citizen and is eligible to run for president.”

    OK Cruz’s Mother WAS an American, But His father Came to America on the run from Castro (After first supporting him). He was basically a Illegal Alien until 2005 when he was granted US Citizenship. Gee, Teddy boy was born in 1970, 35 years before his father was a legal citizen. Being a “Resident” is a lot different than being a citizen. and besides, Cruz Sr. and the former Eleanor Elizabeth Darragh Wilson had moved to Canada and opened a seismic business in Canada, working with Canadian Oil Companies – their business was active for four years after Teddy boy was born. Sounds like they were planning to stay which would make Teddy a … can you say “Canadian?” Unfortunately their business went under and they moved to Texas. Teddy was not native born.

  22. Been listening to the Natural Born discussion all day. The Founding Fathers made a simple statement of what the requirement is. If you’re born in the United States, you’re a NATURAL BORN Citizen. If you born out of the United States to an American mother or father Yuck Fou. You’re a US Citizen but just barely. And you’re NOT qualified do be President. We don’t give a shit where you born unless it’s within the United States. WHO decided these bullshit rules that an American mom can drop her load in a foreign country and they are a natural born citizen. I didn’t write it. The congress didn’t write it. No court has ever made a comprehensive decision and the final arbiters the holy of holies the life appointed judges have stuck out their noodly heads and said Nothing. So, Ted Cruz was born in Canada to an American Mom GREAT, he’s an American Citizen BUT HE IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN so you aren’t going be President and you’re HEREBY KICKED OUT OF THE CLOWN CAR.

  23. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. They(Repugs) chose to torture our President Obama, ad nauseam, pay back time.

  24. I’m pretty sure Cruz gave up his Canadian citizenship a few months ago. I really don’t get why he is considered a natural born US citizen though.

    Of course PBO was born in the State of Hawaii, which repubs didn’t care about.

  25. John Deere, are you being paid to spout you bullshit? You’re on the wrong side Bucko. If you know any women, they find you totally disgusting. You’re on the side that wants to drag women back to the 1950s. Please proceed though. You are one foolish man.

  26. You are welcome Terry , sometimes when dealing with the stupidity of the Republican nominating goat rope you have problem with memory recall.

  27. He’s not going to run. It’s the only way for him to stay in the limelight. When it comes down to it, it’s all smoke and mirrors.

  28. It isn’t JUST that Cruz was born in Canada. It is also because his Father was a Cuban Citizen when he was born. His Father fought with CASTRO but says he’s sorry Now. If All the Babies born to American Fathers in Vietnam want to be President I guess their Mom’s have to say they are sorry they were Viet Cong.
    You have to be MORE than Just a Citizen to be President. You have to be a NATURAL BORN Citizen – That Means Born in the United States – not Canada – OR to have American PARENTS – Ted Cruz was born with a Father who was a Cuban Citizen – in Canada
    > > > ‘NatUraL boRN? pLEASE!

  29. In case Minor vs Happerset Supreme Court ruled natural born definition: born to two US citizens on US soil. By electing Mr. Cruz Americans will sanction and cement in the wrong that was done with nobama. Constitution says POTUS must be NATURAL born and Constitution establishes Supreme Court. Are we now going to be deciding where is the error while a Canadian born is in the WH while he so stands for the Constitution? My only hope is that Mr. Cruz is doing this to stir exactly THAT debate again, give the left a chance to use the same “birther” arguments and finally nullify the presidency of the muslim in the WH. And for THAT the world will be grateful to Mr. Cruz FOREVER. I know I will.

  30. Trump will do what Trump does best. Blast a lot of bull butter to keep his name in the press just like he did with WWE or RAW. I can’t remember which as they are both as fake as Trump.

  31. The article states “Legal scholars agree that because Cruz’s mother was a natural born U.S. citizen and his father was a U.S. resident, Cruz qualifies as a natural born citizen and is eligible to run for president.” Not all legal scholars agree. Consider: Natural Born Questions, at http://schapira.blogspot.com

  32. Bauchman had duel citizenship, she became a full american citizen after she left the senate..yes she too is a birther
    As for Cruz, his Real Name is “Rafael Edward Cruz” born in Alberta (Canada) became a A US Citizen in June of 2014
    Fact:
    Rafael Edward Cruz was born in Alberta(Canada)why doesn’t he use his real name He became a US Citizen in 2014,
    I thought,to be President, you had to be a “citizen” of the USA 14 years.
    Art.II Sect 1…… not 6 months

  33. John McCains Selphie with ISSIS should be repeated every day…,wait every minute, until our Troops Come Home
    Thank you “John the Patriot”

  34. Last night I was half watching some news show, and caught my attention, when they started talking about John McCain. Apparently they were afraid some questions would arise about wether or not he was a natural born citizen. So in April of “08”, there was a resolution put forth, Senate Res. 511, co-sponsor Senator Barack H. Obama. That made John Sydney McCain a natural born citizen of the US. Too bad Sen. McCain didn’t return the favor and speak up for the Pres.

  35. And which “legal scholars” are they? It would be a wise thing for Mr Cruz to produce his birth certificate now before people start getting all crazy about it.

  36. At least he practices equal opportunity.
    He questioned Obama who was born in the United States; I wonder what Ted Cruz response is going to be since he was born in Canada.

    Let’s see if the GOP will nominate Cruz to represent them as a Presidential Candidate.

  37. for starters, I am not a supporter of ted cruz. but what if this scenario happened. a husband and a wife are expecting a child. they are both US citizens and decide to take a 2 week vacation to Cancun. while there for that 2 weeks, the wife gives birth to the child early. are you saying that child is not a natural born US citizen?
    -they sure are. does not matter WHERE you were physically born, if both parents are citizens

  38. Back in high school when we ran the mile race we always had a rabbit run to set the pace I wonder how the Republicans are going to run

  39. They do not have automatic citizenship until they report the birth to the U.S. Embassy and provide documentation of their own citizenship and that they have meet the required number of residency years in the U.S. prior to the birth of the child. In addition, to the required documentation, they need to be interviewed at the U.S. Embassy and have their application approved. U.S. citizenship is not automatic.

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