Even by the standards of Donald Trump behavior, this is an embarrassment. The “dirt” Trump claimed to have on the President turned out to be nothing at all – just a P.R. stunt.
All Trump released was a video of him sitting smugly at his desk, alluding to birtherism, and begging President Obama to release his college transcripts and passport application. Yep, that’s it. No new “birther” conspiracy, just a pathetic last-ditch attempt to stoke some furor among the radical right.
Here’s the video:
Trump’s claim that something is hidden in Obama’s “sealed” college records as already been proven false, many times before. FactCheck.org writes:
Obama’s college records are not “sealed” by a court order, as this graphic would have you believe. It would be illegal under federal law (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) for Occidental, Columbia or Harvard Law School to give any former student’s records to reporters or members of the public without that person’s specific, written permission. Obama hasn’t released them, but neither have other presidential candidates released their college records. George W. Bush’s grades at Yale eventually became public, but only because somebody leaked them to the New Yorker magazine. Bush himself refused to release them, according to a 1999 profile in the Washington Post.
Meanwhile, Team Obama may actually have something up its sleeve that WILL destroy Romney’s meager changes of winning the election. Earlier today we jumped the gun when we reported that the news had to do with Romney’s tainted past as a misogynistic Mormon bishop.
According to a new TMZ report, what Gloria Allred is really seeking to uncover is documented proof that Mitt Romney perjured himself in court when he lied about the value of the Staples Company in order to screw over a crony’s ex-wife.
Do you think that proving that Romney’s a lying liar, once and for all, will help sink his campaign?