Birther Donald Trump Fails His Own Citizenship Test

I’m really not sure what chance Donald Trump has at winning the GOP nomination in 2012 but this probably won’t help.

Trump has been making the rounds pandering to the Tea Billie crowd by calling into question Barack Obama’s citizenship even going so far as to release his own birth certificate to make his point. Only one problem, apparently the document he presented isn’t an official document.

The paper that Trump released says “Jamaica Hospital” on top and lists the date and time of what he says was his birth to “Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Trump.” The piece of paper has a seal at the bottom.

But after several New York City-based readers contacted POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman, her call to city officials revealed that an actual birth certificate, which is issued by the Department of Health, would have the agency’s seal and also a signature of the city registrar – neither of which the Trump document has. Officials said the city Health Department is the “sole issuing authority” of official birth certificates in New York, and that the document would clearly say so, and “city officials said it’s not an official document.”

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