Thwarted in his attempt to prove that President Obama is not a natural born citizen of the United States (because he is a natural born citizen of the United States!) right wing stirrers have now had to find another way to try to cast doubt on the President’s credentials.
Donald Trump has now accused President Obama of being a “terrible student” who shouldn’t have gotten into Columbia University or Harvard Law School. “How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?” Apparently he is looking in to that, but at this stage, my answer would be: “because he’s not a terrible student!”
Trump’s trumped up accusations are sure to get plenty of tongues wagging, but they are not new. Conspiracy theories about Obama’s education have been floating around the far right since his presidential campaign in 2008, with some of the same people who’ve doubted the president’s birth certificate now demanding to see his college transcripts.
“Some think his transcript, if released, would reveal Mr. Obama as a mediocre student who benefited from racial preference,” Trump said.
Given that not so long ago, a Republican actor, Ronald Reagan, became a President. I don’t recall too many right wing calls for him to prove he had college smarts then. So “racial preference” maybe has something to do with these calls, but not necessarily to do with helping Obama into the Ivy League. Certainly compared to Trump, he looks pretty smart to me!