Trump Says Birther Issue Good for Rick Perry
Not only isn't Donald Trump giving up on President Obama's place of birth, he also thinks this issue is a good one for Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry.
So said the real estate tycoon in an interview with Piers Morgan to be aired on CNN Thursday evening (video follows with transcript):
PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Do you accept that what he produced is valid?
DONALD TRUMP: No, I don’t necessarily accept that.
MORGAN: But you believe he probably was born in America?
TRUMP: I say he might have been.
MORGAN: But what does your gut tell you, because you are a smart guy?
TRUMP: My gut tells me a couple of things. Number one, you know, it took a long time for him to produce this certificate, and when it came out, as you know, you check out the internet, many people say it is not real, okay? That it’s a forgery.
MORGAN: That’s 90 percent of the internet nonsense, isn’t it?
TRUMP: Okay, fine, but, you know, they go over it and lots of different things for lots of different reasons. And the other thing is, nobody has been able to see, you know, when the day of his birth, they had twins born. They had another one born, right? Nobody has been able to find any records that he was born in that hospital.
MORGAN: But tell me this: do you think politically for Rick Perry…
TRUMP: I think it’s a positive for him.
MORGAN: Is it a sensible thing for him to do?
TRUMP: Well, I think it’s good for him in the Republican primary. I don’t necessarily know if it’s good in the general election.