The U.S. Constitution spells out two requirements for those who wish to be the President of the United States:
- 35 years or older
- Born in the United States.
ONE document includes both of these pieces of information–the Birth Certificate.
If any of us apply for a job, we are often asked for various records proving who we are, what are our education is, what are certifications are (if needed for the job), etc. If we don’t submit these documents, we are usually not hired for that position. It has nothing to do with “prejudice” against us–it’s just proof that we really are who we say we are, and that we are really qualified for that job!
But instead of presenting his birth certificae, Barack Obama chose to make a huge issue out of this.
Donald Trump called him out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone, as Donald Trump has employed many people throughout his lifetime and is used to asking people for various documents and having people comply with this very reasonable request.
Barack Obama dug in his heels, set his jaw, clenched his fists, and said, “No, not gonna give it you! So there!”
At the time, I was disgusted by his behavior, and his continued refusal to offer proof that he met the two very simple requirements listed in the U.S. Constitution. I felt that his response was disrespectful of our Constitution, and of the American people, who have a right to know that their President truly meets the two very basic and simple requirement set forth in the Constitution.
Eventually, he complied, but only after a huge fight. Donald Trump refused to back down, even in the face of constant ridicule and accusations that he was a racist. This is so ridiculous–he had every right to say, “Do you meet those two requirements in our U.S. Constitution?” Every other President has to prove it–why was Barack Obama above the law?