George Stephanopoulos Pulverizes Trump After He Refuses To Say Obama Was Born In The US

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During a disastrous interview on ABC’s This Week, George Stephanopoulos hammered Trump with questions about his birther views after the Republican frontrunner refused to say that President Obama was born in the US and is not a Muslim.

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Transcript via ABC’s This Week:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let’s get into this controversy that’s come up over the last couple of days. I saw your Tweets yesterday where you say you didn’t have a moral responsibility when that questioner got up and said those things about President Obama. But this is getting a lot of attention, in part because you’ve raised questions like this in the past.

So for the record, was President Obama born in the United States?

TRUMP: Well, you know, I don’t get into it, George. I think about jobs. I’m talking about the military. I don’t get into it. I mean they ask that question and I just want to talk about the things, because frankly, it’s of no longer interest to me. We’re beyond that. And it’s just something I don’t talk about.

I want to talk about the military. I want to talk about the vets and how badly they’re treated. I want to talk about jobs. I don’t get it that, George.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, the way to get beyond it is to answer yes or no.

Do you believe this…

TRUMP: Well, that’s — that’s possible, but I don’t get into it and I just don’t talk about it.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So — and even though you’ve raised questions and you’ve investigated this in the past, you’re still…

TRUMP: Well, you know, people thought I should have defended. Some people thought I should have defended the president in terms of the question that was asked the other night.

And my attitude is would he have done that for me, if somebody said that about me?

And, you know, he’s been — he could — he’s very capable of defending himself, believe me.

So we’ll see what happens. But I think the Tweets really covered it very well and very accurately. Somebody said they were excellent, they covered the subject.

And I actually — it was very interesting because I got in hot water over not saying anything. The first time it’s ever happened to me.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I get…

TRUMP: I didn’t say anything and everybody was going crazy over the weekend. And this is something where I didn’t even say anything.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But I take that point. But you’ve raised these questions so often in the past, why can’t you just say definitively yes or no…

TRUMP: Well, I haven’t raised the question…

STEPHANOPOULOS: — President Obama was born in the United States. You’ve raised it many times. And he’s not a Muslim?

TRUMP: George, you have raised the question. I haven’t raised the question. I don’t talk about it and I don’t like talking about somebody else’s faith. He talks about his faith and he can do that. But I don’t talk about other people’s faith. It’s not appropriate for me to talk about somebody else’s faith.

Stephanopoulos wasn’t biased. He didn’t practice “gotcha journalism.” He asked Donald Trump a question about a position that he has publicly held for years. When Trump refused to answer the question, Stephanopoulos kept pushing Trump for an answer. The cumulative impact of this exchange was that Donald Trump’s self-created political outsider image was pulverized.

Trump sounded just like every other politician while he was dodging a question that he did not want to answer. What the latest Trump birther controversy is doing is placing the racism of Republican voters front and center for the rest of the country to see.

The political dilemma that Donald Trump faces is that he can’t tell the truth about Obama’s place of birth and religion because doing so would cost him his spot atop the Republican field. The people who are supporting Trump like him because of his racism and bigotry towards the President Of The United States and Hispanics.

The issue that will ruin Trump has always been right in front of everyone’s eyes. Even if he wins the Republican nomination, Donald Trump’s racist birther views will be the key to his demise.

29 Replies to “George Stephanopoulos Pulverizes Trump After He Refuses To Say Obama Was Born In The US”

  1. well folks, do you believe me now that trump is a leftwing plant- a rouge that the rightwing base have swallowed hook, line, and sinker? trump has undermined and caused more damage to the GOP brand then dems could possibly have dreamed. dems should be dancing down the aisles of congress. as a dem and lib myself, I have to admit I am thoroughly enjoying the Donald trump trainwreck, however as a proud American I am humiliated and embarrassed that the GOP cannot offer americans anything better then their current clowns. a pile of dog sh*t is better then any of the republican presidential pretenders.

  2. When asked what the investigators tRump hired to dig through records in Hawaii an aide said “He will reveal everything at the right time”. He insinuated that there was some smoking gun. Do any of them know that President Obama is NOT running against them? Are there any ADULTS in the gop/tp party? Dubya was bad, and tRump is every bit as bad.

  3. Trump is a light weight fraud. For someone who touts himself highly, he’s a know nothing goof ball. By him, you know his constituency.

  4. Ok. GOPers “hate” Blacks, Hispanics, Women, Muslims, Asians and Native Americans (Indians.) So… that leaves white male caucasians, just as the Constitution wanted it? (only white land owners could vote)

    This is what they wanted.

  5. He really does live in his own little delusional world, doesnt he. Hes so used to surrounding himself with “yes” men, he can no longer distinguish whats real. He actually thinks that Putin will roll over and play nice cause he “respects” this clown plastered in 5 inches of makeup and combed over hair extension spray. What a loser Rumpy is. Hey Donny, how about respecting your superior, President Barack Obama?

  6. Trump is a horse’s “pa-toot”! He needs to be given the coverage that a true,viable candidate like Bernie Sanders is getting. Focus OFF a no issues, no class candidate like Trump!

  7. “The political dilemma that Donald Trump faces is that he can’t tell the truth . . .”

    This is the art of the deal, that he espouses as a business man. He will always bluff when he can, to get the upper hand in a deal. He will always skew the elements to his favor, and exaggerate his hand to extend his power. Advantages are always given to the person with greater confidence; but that doesn’t speak to the underlying integrity of the person, and Trump knows that concessions will be demanded if he slips. So he doesn’t comment, and appears baffled at everyone’s focus on his deceptions.

    I have less of an issue with this as it involves marketing and sales, but when we’re talking about Statesmanship, there is no honor to Trump to move into politics. Actually, that can be said for many extremist politicians who won’t make concessions.

  8. “Teflon Don” is not a plant. I imagine for some it is a comforting thought. I am enjoying every minute of seeing the rethugs not knowing which way to wiggle and being outdone by one of their very own. How sweet it is.

  9. I think it says tRump has most likely bought political influence in the past. Donny is a clown and wont matter much before too long, Im sure. Can you imagine the embarrassment of the rnc, trump making faces at Clinton or Biden in a debate hes unqualified for? That party would be the joke of the world.

  10. What an A-hole he is proving to be. Just answer the question Trump. p Do YOU think President Obama is an American born?

    Trump can’t bring him self to answer YES or NO. Why? Because he is stoooopid, ignorant and playing foolish games. If he is so smart, he could say YES. But, playing to his birther fans he refuses to say it. He deflects the question with questionable double talk. I think Trumps is a phony. Period. Not big on character. Plus, I think he is duplitious—-we don’t him as a President of the United States. His Trump Empire? Whatever, he has his yes men quivering over there. And he can shut them up whenever he want’s. He pays them. But seeing this bufoon as President is NOT plausible. The world will definately lose respect for us with this psycho in charge. He claims Putin has no respect for Obama nor the USA. That is his biased opinion, not based on fact, so you know. That’s the Republican’s mantra. And of course we know why they say this. So sad. T…

  11. Trump might be leading this pack of Nimrods, but let’s remember that’s only among republicans. He garners 24% of the republicans. Expand that to the rest of America and perhaps 1 in 8 WOULD vote for him. That’s not real good.

  12. Donald Trump is delusional and comical, thinking he’ll run the United States like its a private corporation, He wants to be a CEO who’s judge, jury and executioner. I’m so sick of his face already I could hurl.

  13. If this is going to be the leader of the free world and his hand is going anywhere near the nuclear button, God help us all.

  14. Im not concerned because when it gets down to actual substance, hes got nothing at all and anyone with a brain will notice what weve seen all along.

  15. The campaign of Donald tRump reminds me of the career of a boxer who had hand picked fights all of his career but when the time to face the champ with put up or shut, he has no idea what to say or do. Think about it, from day one the media only asked him questions that he wanted to answer, not when somebody has the balls to ask him their questions and dare to confront him, he won’t or can’t answer the questions. This clown is a joke.

  16. I wonder if Trump knows he’s dumb… I’m beginning to think that he doesn’t. I Really think it’s time to tell him, you guys! before he starts packing his bags into the white house! Tell him!

  17. “I didn’t raise the question”? Excuse me. You sent an investigation team to Hawaii, you asshat. You didn’t ask the question? Then you just wasted $25,000 on that team’s research. That sounds like a crappy business decision to me.

  18. George is about the only poltical talk show host that has the backbone to actually pressure candidates for answers. Jake Tapper was a joke and should be thrown out on his bum.

  19. Agreed. It’s like saying all Christians are evil when it’s mostly just the tea partiers/far right. He never heard of a few bad apples??? One can say the same for any religion or group.

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