Fox Nation Promotes Trump's Ongoing Birther Claims

Continuing its pattern of promoting and embracing Donald Trump's birtherism, Fox Nation today is promoting Trump's second attempt to release his “official” birth certificate and in the process promotes yet another falsehood forwarded by the Trump camp.


The article to which Fox Nation links, an piece, reports that a member of Trump's staff, Thuy Colayco, wrote a brief memo falsely claiming that with the birth certificate released by the Obama 2008 presidential campaign “you would not be able to get a proper passport from the Post Office.”

What Fox Nation won't tell you is that the Trump memo is dead wrong. Back in 2008, squashed this argument by showing not only that the document Obama released was legit, but that it “has all the elements the State Department requires for proving citizenship to obtain a U.S. passport.” noted that the State Department requirements include “your full name, the full name of your parent(s), date and place of birth, sex, date the birth record was filed, and the seal or other certification of the official custodian of such records.” Upon review, all said elements were found “evident” on President Obama's certificate, thereby making Obama a citizen of the United States and eligible to obtain a passport in his name.