Trump: I have a little bit of doubt that Obama was born here
This clip will go further towards mainstreaming Birtherism than anything a Republican pol has said. Trump’s media reach is long, so he’s apt to reach audiences that don’t otherwise pay attention to politics or the birth certificate issue.
As for the substance of it, Obama’s classmates from elementary school in Indonesia and high school in Hawaii have talked to reporters about him, so it’s not true that “nobody knows who he is until later in his life.” Things get hazier during his Columbia years, but there are people who remember him from that period too. Ah well.
But it’s interesting that Trump is willing to play this card. As we get closer to the 2012 presidential campaign, look for more of this as more and more states will require proof of “original” birth certificates of all presidential candidates. This will include President Obama.