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Is the issue of the president's birth over or not for more we're joined by Josh block a former Clinton administration official.
And -- O'Connell chairman of civic forum -- and former director for rural outreach for McCain's presidential campaign.
-- does this put the issue to rest.
Well cool about -- but certainly got his hair out of whack over the further issue hopefully this'll put an end to it.
The bottom line is is you know he's got to move from TMZ fetish candidate.
Too serious -- that means putting an organization and a place and that means talking about the issues that are important of people.
Which is jobs the economy if you want to be taken as -- you know is a serious candidate and not as a sideshow -- act that is what he's got to do.
Hopefully he'll he will do it because I think he could really liven up the race for the Republicans.
But Josh you were -- former spokesman in political campaigns I mean high level stuff.
You know how the White House is handled this to this point you think they've made any errors in in handling the issue -- now.
An element I think they're mocking it which is what it deserves.
You know you know for the same reasons the Ford hopes the Donald Trump stops talking about it I think that the Democrats up that he keeps talking about it.
-- the reason people say these things the reason people suggest that George Bush knew about 911 isn't because they believe it but it's because they're -- they're disaffected.
So it's not really a commentary on reality it's a commentary on how -- -- how alienated people feel from the political process.
Okay you you talk about you know people in their attitudes about I want to bring up a Fox News poll.
Now this is poll -- polling done April 3 through the fifth so obviously before.
The release of the certificate.
But when people were asked if they think Donald Trump was born here -- the results point 4%.
Think he wasn't born in the United States.
When you and break it down by party.
No surprise 37%.
Think he was born elsewhere the 12% of Democrats and 21% of of independents think so.
And then the final question do you think people who actively and publicly question.
If President Obama.
Was born in the US are nutty conspiracy theorists -- 51% say yes but 40%.
Question that concern I guess is justified and gives them cause to wonder I mean if you're the sitting president of the United States Joshua that's.
Not -- those are good numbers are there.
Well again I think it's a reflection of something that's not really connected to reality it's connected to people's feeling about politics.
The level of trust they -- -- politicians and it's a reflection of greater trends at the end of the day I think you know you -- you've got people who'll answer.
Yes to pretty much any question they get asked over the phone by a pollster these days I'm not sure -- as much about reality.
Okay all right so Ford now that -- the president has released his -- the long form birth certificate which Donald Trump had been demanding do we get to see Donald Trump's tax returns he had suggested.
That he would tie the release of his tax returns to the president's release of the birth certificate.
Welcome to elections -- twelve it takes office -- town halls in Florida the bottom line is people are gonna believe what they want to believe.
And eventually if a candidate wants to be serious he's gonna put those documents -- And that's really what we're gonna find out about what is he serious or just -- part of sort of -- TMC fetish.
You know we're all going to be -- don't all right very quickly from both of you is Donald Trump serious -- do you first.
If he gets a political organization place -- a top flight pollster.
Goes door to door Iowa goes to the doughnut shops in New Hampshire know I have a hard time seeing that hair going from door to door -- Hampshire -- the data wetter but -- People say he's serious we're gonna find out I got you serious Josh -- Well you know Roger Stone as -- consultant -- has been involved a lot of political shenanigans over the years Donald -- a very entertaining character didn't go as far as he wants there's no question about it really win no chance you know be entertaining along the way no doubt drive through block for a -- thank -- -- -- -- -- --
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