Trump says Cruz should resolve citizenship issue, can compete with Clinton

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January 11, 2016


Donald Trump renewed pressure Sunday on fellow GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz to resolve questions over his eligibility to run, warning that the matter could be used against him by Democrats in a general election.

Trump, in a tight race with Cruz in the fast-approaching Iowa caucus vote, said on “Fox News Sunday” that he was unsure whether the Texas senator, born in Canada to a U.S. citizen mother and a Cuban citizen father, is a natural-born American citizen.

“I really don’t know,” he said. “Does natural born mean born to the land? In that case he’s not. But nobody knows what it means. And … it hasn’t gone to the Supreme Court. I speak well of Ted. I’m only saying that Ted has to get this problem solved because if he’s running against a Democrat, and they bring a lawsuit, he’s got a hell of a thing over his head.”

  • The Redhawk

    BUT taking his OWN Advice , should T-RUMP also Solve his Iraq ISSUE:” I was for it Before I am against it ..’ He starts to do a JON EFFEN KARRY WAFFLE …So should he go on NBC and have Scot Pelley ask him :” DO YOU EVER TELL THE TRUTH? Which was the Question that Pelley should have asked SHIL-LIAR-RY…

  • withinsigthbutblind

    How about this, make Congress clarify the issue using both the Amendment XIV Section 1

    and 8 U.S. Code 1401 (g).

    I’ve been doing my homework, time they do theirs! Clarify one (1) parent or (2) that must be an American Citizen at the time of birth.

    I say TWO parents is correct, but the birth may take place in the USA or Canada or any other country in the world or the moon for that matter! Just so there are TWO parents that are US Citizens at the time of birth, even when one parent was not born in the US, but is now a Naturalized US Citizen at the time of birth. And according to Section (g) of the 8 U.S. Code 1401 “at least one parent that is a citizen of the US has been physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years:”
    Homework folks, check these things out for yourselves!!!!

  • Faithful American

    Trump is a SLIMEBALL! Trump will stab ANYONE in the BACK to try to WIN. Cruz is a VERY INTELLIGENT ATTORNEY and if HE was NOT QUALIFIED to RUN for US PRESIDENT and WIN, he would have NEVER run for ELECTION!

    Trump must EXPLAIN his OWN FINANCIAL SUPPORT to DEMOCRATS over the past DECADE, including his FINANCIAL SUPPORT to the CLINTONS and the CLINTON FOUNDATION because Hillary can throw THAT in HIS face!!

    Furthermore, Obama set a PRECEDENCE in LAW by being America’s FIRST NON-AMERICAN MUSLIM PRESIDENT!

  • Timothy Raffety

    Cruz is a Reagan Republican, although with considerable flexibility.When Rand Paul seemed to be on the ascendancy a couple of years ago, Cruz was a Reagan Republican with Paulite accents. When Donald Trump began to dominate, Cruz became a Reagan Republican with Trumpian tendencies. If Jim Gilmore were to catch fire, Cruz would presumably incorporate a Gilmoresque element into his platform. Cruz penned an op-ed with Paul Ryan last April that was a ringingly stalwart argument for trade-promotion authority. Two months later, when a brush fire erupted on the right over “Obamatrade”, Cruz abruptly reversed course and came out against trade-promotion authority- he cited procedural reasons- and then opposed the underlying trade agreement as well. Or consider immigration. Cruz used to make stirring professions of his support for legal immigration, demonstrated by his advocacy for drastic increases in the H-1B visa program. As soon as Trump attacked H-1Bs, the odds of Cruz changing on the issue were quite high. Sure enough, he now opposes greater legal immigration and wants a moratorium on H-1Bs. So if you understand what was written here, you’ll see what a flip flop man Cruz really is, he goes which ever way the wind blows.He’s a real bona-fide fence straddler, that’s not who I want for POTUS, he can’t even make his own decisions and then stick to them. This article was written by Rich Lowry as part of his commentary in The Oklahoman newspaper. The part that starts-So if you understand, is my addition to the article at the end.

  • runnindeer

    I would like to hear from Mr. Cruz exactly why it took him so long to end his dual citizenship with Canada? A citizen of the United States which is in political office and hopes to go further in politics should have been only a citizen of the United States. I have no doubt that the democrats will file to get a full answer to this question and much more if he were to be nominated. It would simply be advisable for him to listen to Mr. trump and get it done now. Donald J. Trump2016.

    • Salriz

      The Democrats can file all they want– The courts will not take the case. We the peopole are the government. This is a people matter not a matter for the courts. Trump knows this also.

    • withinsigthbutblind

      He said he didn’t realize he was a Canadian citizen as his parents never told him. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt here. But the fact remains that he does NOT qualify to be POTUS or VP! Because he is not nor never will be a Natural Born Citizen. You are either born a NBC or not! He is a Natural Citizen (NC) as he has only one parent that was an American Citizen (AC) at the time of his birth.

  • kinthenorthwest

    ♦ Ted Cruz was for South American Refugees (2014 – link) “Soccer Ball and Teddy Bear Delivery” before he was against SA/Mexican refugees and promoting a border wall (2015) – He cannot square that factual circle ~ Research Outline

    ♦ Ted Cruz was for Trade Promotion Authority (2015 – link), before he was against Trade Promotion Authority (2015) – He cannot square that factual circle. ~ Research Outline

    ♦ Ted Cruz was for Taking More Syrian Refugees (2014 – link), specifically dismissing the threat of terror embeds, before he was against taking Syrian Refugees (2015 – link) – He cannot square that factual circle. ~ Research Outline

    ♦ Ted Cruz was against Ethanol Subsidies (2013 – link), before he was for Ethanol Subsidies (2016 – link) – He cannot square that factual circle. ~ Research Outline

    ♦ Ted Cruz was for Anchor Baby Birthright Citizenship (2011 – link), before he was against “birthright citizenship” (2015 – link) – He cannot square that factual circle. ~ Research Outline

    ♦ Ted Cruz was for the Iran Deal “Corker Cardin Amendment” (2015 – link), before he was against the Iran Deal (2015 – link) – He cannot square that factual circle. ~ Research Outline

    ♦ Ted Cruz was for Mitch McConnell (2014 – link), before he was against Mitch McConnell (2014 link) – He cannot square that factual circle. ~ Research outline

    ♦ Ted Cruz was against Chris McDaniel (2014 – link), before he was for Chris McDaniel (2015) – He cannot square that factual circle – Research outline
    Ted Cruz campaign head admits the need to use psychological operations, religion and manipulation to convince voters to support Ted Cruz. – READ HERE –
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/11/iowa-governor-terry-branstad-questions-ted-cruz-citizenship-and-other-issues-candidate-ted-cruz-can-never-reconcile/comment-page-1/#comment-1912379

  • azsequaya

    Ted “IS” an American Citizen,, His Father was not an American Citizen at the time of Ted`s birth (not until 2005),, Ted is a GREAT Senator & I like him a lot !! Unfortunately,,, He`s NOT a “Natural Born Citizen”,, there fore,, NOT eligible to be “President” !! Just because “Barry” got away with it ,,,, 2 wrongs DON`T make it O.K. !!!

  • motleyalaskan

    I believe that Cruz can serve in Congress, but both the President AND Vice Prez MUST be Natural Born Citizens.

    • withinsigthbutblind

      Whether you believe it or not, you are absolutely 100% correct! Any citizen of the USA can serve in any government position… except for President or VP. They are THE ONLY 2 positions that require the “BORN” to be present. Everyone should understand that. It was put in the Constitution by the Founding Fathers for a reason, a good reason. It’s suppose to insure that our President (and VP) interests are in our BEST interest and not that of some one else.
      Does BHO give any credence to this thought? Where do his allegiances lie?
      Hence, one must be a Natural BORN Citizen to be eligible to be POTUS or VP.

  • reagangs

    Ted Cruz’s citizenship …… not an issue. Obummers dictatorship …. a grave issue. Socialism … a grave issue. The National debt …. a grave issue. A third term for king Obummer …. a grave issue. Billary and/or Sanders…. a grave issue

    • I Seigel

      Not TOO biased, are you?

      • Gnowark

        Obviously reagangs is only being objective, or is it Iseigel who is too biased?

        • I Seigel

          How did that one question indicate any bias on my part?

        • The Redhawk

          that IDIOT is a product of Generations of IDIOTS inbreedings.. Do not waste your time..

      • The Redhawk

        FACTS still WAD up your panties Don’t they A_SHOLE member of the POH
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      • withinsigthbutblind

        Of course he’s biased you dope, he is pro Cruz and is staing it vey eloquently at the same time.
        Mind you he is wrong about Cruz, but NTL he is stating his opinion.

  • victoriadelacy

    The last I heard, the only requirement to be met was for Senator Cruz to drop the Canadian citzenship which he had by proxy and as far as I know he has already been in the process of doing that. Problem solved.

    • raffaelecafagna

      Senator Cruz of Texas , a Constitutionalist , a good man , a Christian . What you need to understand is Natural Born ; the Problem is you don`t . So here it is : Born in the U.S.A. from Mother and Father both U.S. Citizens . Simple , Easy , not difficult at all to Comprehend . Thanks and Bless you .

      • victoriadelacy

        His mother was born here in Delaware and his father became an American citizen once they arrived here from Canada. When legal eagle Phyllis Schlafly can have it hashed out on her Eagle Rising blog twice and both times the final concensus is the same – that Senator Cruz is indeed eligible to run for the Presidency, it seems to me that Trump is scraping the bottom of the barrel in low tactics intended to derail the candidacy of the best man running for the job under the label “Republican”. I lost all respect for Donald Trump. Hopefully soon enough he will be the one hearing his infamous words “You’re FIRED!” as Ted Cruz sweeps the nomination.

    • Webb

      Until a High Court should make A decision Cruz is not Eligible…He has my Vote!
      The best candidate Running…

  • Dave N.

    Cruz’s birth is already resolved as is his mother and father’s, this is nothing more than Trump pissing in the soup as usual. It’s a shame that the most consistent and conservative guy running is having to take cheap shots from a guy that is without a doubt been the least conservative or consistent in the field but claims to be the answer to everything. I would recommend everyone pay very close attention to all the different answers and positions Trump has provided. After reading his multiple positions on the issues he has actually published and compared those with his rhetoric in his speeches and his historical positions, I really don’t know where he stands on much of anything. In fact he appears to be left leaning to flat out left on a number of issues. The primary issues he has gotten peoples attention with he has changed or modified repeatedly. Every day that goes by he just sounds like more “hope and change” which has been anything but good. I personally think he is out of his element and has a personal agenda that has little to do with we the people.

    • pete G

      That element you speak of is the problem my friend.

    • Salriz

      Trump is an arrogant narcissistic, know it all , self aggrandizing moderate, to slightly left of center Republican. I for one do not want such a man in the White House with his finger on that red button.

  • jcadla

    … confirm that the original meaning of the phrase “natural born Citizen” includes persons born abroad who are citizens from birth based on the citizenship of ‘A Parent’.” The other parent has to have been a resident of this country for a period of time prior to the birth of the child.

  • jcadla

    Some of you are so dense. Trump hasn’t ‘harped’ on Cruz citizenship. He answered a reporters question. Trump gives Cruz good advice; to go to a judge and get a “declaratory judgment’ saying he is an natural born citizen and can legally run for president. He points out that if Cruz doesn’t do this and he wins the nomination, the Dems will pester him with this issue and it may be too much for him to gain the presidency. Please pay attention and stop saying what the Libs want you to say,-and believing lies. Use your heads.

    • raffaelecafagna

      Very well said ; Very well explained for the Uninformed and Confused .
      Thank you ; your explanation is appreciated .

    • Salriz

      Ted Cruz is a Natural born citizen.–His mother is a Natural baon citizen. She spent an extended stay in Canada. She never asked for or ever became a Canadan ciyizen. A natural born American mother
      citizen gives birth in Canada yo a son. He is a Natural born citizen . Donald Trump Planted this birther matter
      and is pushing it because Ted Cruz is defeating him in Iowa. Trump is a dirty street fighjter. Even Professor Tribe , a huge Hilklary supporter, who Trump uses as an expert and who did say that the issue of Natural Birth
      citizenship is unsettled in nthe sam articlr said that
      he believes Cruz is a Natural born Citizen and eligible to run.

      • withinsigthbutblind

        I’m sorry to say that Cruz is not a (NBC), he is a Natural Citizen (NC) in that he had ONE (1) parent that was a U.S. Citizen. BHO was in the exact same position when he ran, he was a (NC) in that his mother was an AMERICAN Citizen. Therefore he nor Cruz are or were qualified to become POTUS! Neither are (NBC). That B stands for BORN and that makes all thye difference. The Founding Fathers wrote that into the Constitution Article II, Section 1., read it! NBC is ONLY for 2 positions, President and VP, all others can legally be held by all U.S. citizens, whether NBC or NC or Naturalized.
        But you may have noticed that the Dems have got their guy in. They cheat and don’t play fare, we shouldn’t either and I say let Ted Cruz as we deserve it just to get back at the Democruds.

  • Webb

    Cruz in 2016…

    • raffaelecafagna

      Not qualified ; Sorry .
      Born in the U.S.A. from Two U.S. Citizens Parents .
      That is : Natural Born Citizen .

      • Webb

        Many Constitutional Lawyers have stated otherwise…even some on the Left.
        Myself not having Legal expertise of any form…choose to agree with the Constitutional Lawyers that say
        Cruz is A Legal Citizen and Legal to run for our Highest Office!
        Understanding Any US citizen, if believes otherwise can bring Suit in Court! Democrats or Republican
        candidates have that choice…But Cruz gets My Vote, Until!!

  • rhondareichel

    This is awful….he’s a crook too…and don’t think Hillary won’t use this…and the gloves will come off with Rubio & Cruz inelligibility too. Only a CLEAN candidate can win.

    DO NOT TRUST THE PUNDITS…THEY MISLED US THE LAST 2 ELECTIONS DIDN’T THEY?

    Still sticking to Rand Paul more than ever….I thought I may have to vote for Trump but I didn’t know he was this bad. Too many people get hurt with his brand of prosperity. Prosperity for the 1%…. not us. All that glitters is not gold.

    Greed, fraud and corruption is just not an option anymore…..we have had plenty of that already. UNACCEPTIBLE.

    2 bad choices the parties give us as usual… but maybe conservative people will wake up before they vote to nominate this time.

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    • I Seigel

      Well, you’ll probably only get one chance to vote for Rand Paul, and that’s only if you live in Iowa or New Hampshire. He’ll be dropping out after that.

    • victoriadelacy

      Where do you get the idea that Senator Cruz is a bad choice? He is the one who stood for over 21 hours on the floor of the Senate fighting for our values in the effort to defeat the socialized medicine bill currently poised to kill both the electorate and the economy. He is the best hope we have of getting that disaster fully repealed and he will bring strong leadership back to the White House. Just go to you tube and listen to some of his speeches there. When you check his voting record in the Senate you will find that he has been consistently conservative, too. He is precisely the patriot that America needs to get the nation back on track at such a time as this.

  • VirgoVince

    TRUMP is right, Cruz needs to resolve the birth issue, once and for all!!
    Cruz will be a great VP for Trump and that’s what WE NEED!!

    • raffaelecafagna

      Sorry ; V.P. has to be Natural Born Citizen .
      Natural Born Citizen = Born in the U.S.A. by TWO U.S. Citizen Parents .
      Everything Else is Crap .

      • withinsigthbutblind

        a) Born in or out of the USA to 2 US Citizens.
        b) Born in or out of the USA to 2 US Citizens, even when 1 is a Naturalized US Citizen.

        • The Redhawk

          NEVER try FACTS on a total A-SHOLE!

          • withinsigthbutblind

            You have to do some research pal, like I have. Read Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution, paragraphs 1 and 5 should help you to understand.

        • raffaelecafagna

          a) Born in or out of the USA to 2 US Citizens.
          out of the USA to 2 US Citizens , ONLY in U.S. Territories ( Canal zone ; Panama ; McCain) , U.S. Vessels , Military Bases .
          b) Born in or out of the USA to 2 US Citizens, even when 1 is a Naturalized US Citizen. READ A.
          Naturalized Citizen is U.S. Citizen .

          • withinsigthbutblind

            You are not clear enough to reply to. Try again please!

          • raffaelecafagna

            Patient I am indeed ; why not ; I will try again.
            a ) is your statement , please read it . ( my reply to a is next , below )
            to be Natural Born out of the U.S,A = ONLY in U.S. Territories ( Canal zone ; Panama ; McCain) , U.S. Vessels , Military Bases .

            b) Born in or out of the USA to 2 US Citizens, even when 1 is a Naturalized US Citizen. ( This is your statement ; in a you said to 2 US Citizens .) My reply to a = Read a = ONLY in U.S. Territories ( Canal zone ; Panama ; McCain) , U.S. Vessels , Military Bases .
            I also said : Naturalized Citizens = U.S. Citizens .

            This is all . Thanks .

          • withinsigthbutblind

            Thanks for replying back again Raf. You do have a good handle on this except, if I may correct you on the where one is born. You state “to be Natural Born out of the U.S,A = ONLY in U.S. Territories ( Canal zone ; Panama ; McCain) , U.S. Vessels , Military Bases.”

            And this is correct, except that IF both parents are American Citizens, it matters not where you are born! You could be born in Italy or Germany or Canada while your parents were travelling or on vacation or even living in one of those countries, as long as they did not give up their Citizenship and you are still a NBC!

            Same scenario except only one parent is U.S. citizen while the other is not; makes you a NC, not a NBC. This is the case of Ted Cruz. He’s legal to be Senator as he is, but does not qualify to be POTUS, period, he’s not a NBC!

            Rubio is even worse. He is an Anchor baby where neither of his parents were American citizens at the time of his birth. He is if he has applied, a Naturalized (Nz) Citizen, no more and is not now nor will he ever be qualified to be POTUS!

            ?Bobby Jindal? I haven’t checked on, but he’s dropped out so it don’t really matter.

            (NBC) qualifies for POTUS or VP posit.

            (NC) qualifies for any non POTUS or VP posit.

            (Nz) qualifies for any non POTUS or VP posit.

      • The Redhawk

        SO Mc Cain was BORN in PANAMA …..Well?? any more BULL CRAP ???

        • withinsigthbutblind

          Go here:

          http://www.snopes.com/politics/mccain/citizen.asp

          McCain IS a Natural BORN Citizen!

          • The Redhawk

            OF COURSE…SO WHAT .. is T-RUMP wasting time with this nonsense while NOT providing REAL plans on DEBT.. DEFICIT.. JOBS..ISIS…. ETC???

          • withinsigthbutblind

            “REAL plans on DEBT.. DEFICIT.. JOBS..ISIS…. ETC???” These are what you do FTER you win. Before that you are trying to win! Don’t give away all your secrets prematurely!.

          • The Redhawk

            NO WONDER BHO-ZO got ELECTED TWICE…THE GOP Spent too much time destroying ITSELF!?? So you’d vote for any TOOL that somehow wins Primaries with NO PLATFORM on SOLUTIONS???

        • raffaelecafagna

          Uninformed you are indeed : McCain was born in Panama from Two U.S. Citizens ( Mother , Father ) ; Panama was U.S. Territory with a Military Base : the Canal zone ; McCain`s father was Serving at that Military Base . Therefore McCain is a Natural Born .
          President Carter Gave back the Canal to Panama ; if you remember your History .

          • The Redhawk

            BUT Panama was a FOREIGN country THEN.. if we follow the POH lies of Liberalism …..and the T-RUMP followers trying to SUE or Intimidate competitors..How about talking the BIG MOUT OF MANHATTAN to Discus REAL ISSUES and REAL solutions without the Bullying and Character destruction that will Guarantee another PROGRESSIVE WIN??/. … we need a LEADER not a CLOWN

          • raffaelecafagna

            You are Illeterate ; you don`t know how to read ; you don`t know History ; you are a Waste of time . Stay that way because you have zero knowledge of ” A Leader ” ; and our Land is in this shape because of Uninformed Americans of your caliber . Please , do not reply ; you are wasting my time . I will Ignore you . Thanks.

        • withinsigthbutblind

          Read the rest of this thread to answer your questions.

    • The Redhawk

      BOTH of these CLOWN MUST STOP all the STUPID BS and DIVIDE the GOP towards a Victory for the PROGRESSIVE POH PARTY
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      THE “MORMON” attacks on Mitt Romney and the Other Attacks by GOP to GOP candidates LOST that ONE when OBAMA had NOTHING TO RUN ON other the Divided GOP PARTY..

      TIME to GET some GROWN UP Running for HIGH office .. WE need PROBLEM SOLVERS after 8 Yeras of Obama SCREW UPS and Economic,Immigration, Security, Foreign affairs MISERY

    • The Redhawk

      TRUE… but T-RUMP better get his IRAQ stories STRAIGHTENED OUT…He is sounding like KERRY ” I was for it before …..” WAFFLES

  • Lin66

    Trump is big on grandsons statements and rarely offers reasonable solutions. He continues to bully anyone who is a threat to what he wants. Ted Cruz is pulling ahead of Trump, so t. stirs the pot with lies. He knows Cruz is a natural born citizen.

    • raffaelecafagna

      NO ; Cruz is a Naturalized Citizen .
      Natural Born is : Born in the U.S. from TWO U.S. Citizens Parents .

      • jcadla

        …born to ONE US citizen parent.

        • raffaelecafagna

          Not so fast : It takes a Mother and Father ( two U.S.Citizens ) to make a baby ( Born in the U.S. ) to be Natural Born Citizen .

          • withinsigthbutblind

            Two parents is correct, but the birth may take place in the USA or Canada or Vietnam or the moon! Just so there are TWO parents that are US Citizens at the time of birth, even when one parent was not born in the US, but is now a Naturalized US Citizen, but at the time of birth.

      • withinsigthbutblind

        TWO is the RUB here, but as stated before;

        a) Born in or out of the USA to 2 US Citizens.
        b) Born in or out of the USA to 2 US Citizens, even when 1 is a Naturalized US Citizen.

    • KDC

      Oh, get off the wagon! His solutions are reasonable. They resonate with those that are not PC or a politician. It’s not bullying when you stand up for yourself and put people in their place. He says it the way it is and these Trump haters can’t handle it. They need to grow some thicker skin and get over their poor little selves..

  • jcfriday

    I am leaning towards two people in the coming election but one is quickly losing my support. That would be Trump and Cruz but trump is quickly beginning to aggravate me to no end with his constant harping on Ted Cruz’s citizenship. I am fed up with it and think he needs to stop it or he will not have my support. Attacking conservatives like that is not the way to get my support. Cruz is a real conservative which is more than I can say for Trump but I do agree with most of what he says and stands for. Cruz is now my first preference.

    • Beverly

      Just remember Trump over the liberals. No matter what he says. He loves America. Bottom line.

    • raffaelecafagna

      Born in the U.S.A. by TWO U.S. Citizen Parents .

      • withinsigthbutblind

        I reiterate;
        a) Born in or out of the USA to 2 US Citizens.
        b) Born in or out of the USA to 2 US Citizens, even when 1 is a Naturalized US Citizen.

        • raffaelecafagna

          a) Born in or out of the USA to 2 US Citizens. Out of the U.S.A. Only if it is a U.S. Terrytory ( Panama Canal and McCain ) or Military Bases or U.S. Vessels .

          Definition of 2 U.S. Citizens = 2 Legal Immigrants ( husband and wife ) that after 5 years in the U.S. Requested permission in Writing to become Citizens of the U.S. and taking a Test in the English Language ( speak , read , write ) the Constitution and History of this Nation ; they both took an Oath to follow the Law of the Land ; they becama Naturalized Citizens and Therefore U.S. Citizens.

    • rhondareichel

      This is the best explanation I’ve ever seen of the different
      types of citizenship and how it applies to our ineligible
      candidates because of the Constitution.

      That old British Common Law thing they try to use is shot to pieces
      by this author

      Hence….Cruz, Rubio, Jindal are all not eligible

      Trump needs to read this….he’d have some ammunition but his past is shady too

      https://myveryownpointofview.wordpress.com/excellent-article-on-natural-born-citizenship/

      The Constitution requires that the
      President of the United States must be a natural born citizen:
      Article II, section 1, pa. 5: “No Person except a natural born
      Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the
      Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office
      of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that
      Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five
      Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United
      States.”

      If “natural born citizen” is a synonym for
      “citizen,” then there is no reason for adding the exception
      “or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the
      Adoption of this Constitution.” None at
      all. Being a citizen is not sufficient, unless you happened
      to be alive when the Constitution was adopted.

      Read the whole thing it’s the best and most comprehensive
      explanation !!!

      • Salriz

        That does state ‘a natural born citizen’—By your reasining a natural born U.S. pregnant woman goes to another country and gets a job and subsequently has a child in that country–she never applies for citizenship in that country.
        She remains a naturl born American citizen and her child is a natural born citizen period. I think you know that, Trump said that Sept.2915. But, when Cruz pulls ahead of Trump in Iowa Trump changes his opinion and you, the drone, change your mind like a little sheep. Prof, Tribe, Trumps expert on the subject said Cruz is a natural born citizen. Trump also knows that the courts would not take a case like this. It is a political–a people issue. Trump is a scumbag–He beats up on Walker, Perry, Jeb Bush Jindal, All fine Republicans and he brags about it. What an arrogant narcissistic scumbag. Cruz will defeat Trump in other primaries–The people are beginning tio see throughTrump. He got booed by the audience in this latest Fox debate. Trump will not be the Republican nominee. Thank God.

    • jcadla

      You don’t listen very carefully. Trump hasn’t ‘harped’ on Cruz citizenship issue. Trump actually suggested to Cruz as to how to put an end to this issue,-“..As for his own opinion, Trump claimed he “doesn’t know” what Cruz’s citizenship status is, but he believes that Cruz needs to go to a federal court and seek a declaratory statement (judgment) that confirms he is an American …” Trump said this would put the whole thing to rest and the democrats would have one less thing to bother Cruz about. Check it out next time. . .

      • I Seigel

        Do you honestly think that ANY amount of explanations, declarations, rulings, etc would satisfy Trump? He’s going to keep sowing the seeds of doubt. He doesn’t have to say “I believe this or I believe that.” All he has to keep saying is he’s not convinced. It worked for him regarding Obama, and he’s going to play that same game again.

        • pete G

          What, their running out of slimy Democrap sites?

          • I Seigel

            Huh?

        • Gnowark

          “It worked for him regarding obamao?”. Since we still have that Pretender-Of-The-US, I’d have to say he was obviously just expressing his opinion, which is fine, even if you dislike his evaluation.

          • I Seigel

            Exactly. And he’s doing the same thing with Cruz. So what is your point?

      • jcfriday

        You really need to practice what you preach. All day long Trump is continuing to harass and continue to spread the crap about Cruz and I am sick of it. I am for now writing Trump off my list and will probably will not consider voting for him again unless he stops his haranguing the conservatives like Cruz. If the elections were tomorrow and Trump was the choice I would not vote period or would vote for a third party candidate if that person was a real conservative which Trump is not.

        • Salriz

          Good For You–Trump is a devious, dirty scumbag–Says things like “I heard (this or that- you probably heard it to–Could be trouble for Ted”. Trump started all this because Cruz was beating him in polls in Iowa. Trump quotes Prof. Tribe, a liberal supporter of Hillary, but in the same article Trump leaves out the last sentence where Prof. Tribe states ” I believe Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen and eligible to run for President”. Trump is an arrogant, bombastic narcissist who will say derogatory things about fellow Republican
          candidates, The late Pres. Reagan said
          ” do not say anything derogatory about fellow Republicans”.

    • reggie

      I’d rather he harp on it now, get it solved once and for all, than have the democraps harp on it later if he ends up being the ‘chosen one’.

      • pete G

        If i were Cruz i would just have my records sealed and pay some lawyers to keep them sealed, sound familiar?

        • reggie

          Yeah, but the Chee ka go ma fee a ain’t behind him. Besides, soros wouldn’t like that, he only wants puppets.

    • George Allen

      He’s NOT HARPING on the issue. He is simply stating that Cruz NEEDS TO GET THIS SETTLED. I can GUARANTEE YOU THAT if he doesn’t and does manage to get the nomination THEY WILL SUE and you KNOW that would KNOCK HIM OUT OF THE ELECTION AND THE DEMOCRATS WILL BE HANDED A GIFT WRAPPED PRESIDENCY. Also IF #Trump gets the NOMINATION and picks Cruz as a running mate you AGAIN have the VERY SAME SCENARIO.

    • runnindeer

      MR. Cruz is a very nice man . Mr. Trump is absolutely correct to be harping at him about this subject now. Mr. Cruz should listen and learn. Democrats WILL cause a major problem if Mr. Cruz is nominated before he clears it up. We all know that Mr. Trump isn’t dumb and he has nailed it too many times for anyone to simply brush this off. Too many people have mentioned Ted Cruz having “dual citizenship up until recently. The subject won’t stop even if Mr. trump never says another word about it. Mr. Cruz can not do what Mr. trump can at this point in time for America.

      • Salriz

        Runningdeer Trump drone- Mr. Cruz is a natural born citizen-Trump said so in September 2015
        when Cruz was not a threat in the polls. Trump said this past Sept. ” me and my staff have looked at this matter and decided Ted is a natural
        born citizen”.Prof. Tribe said so in the article Trump quotes–But Trump leaves that pafrt out.
        Trump would not be a better President than Cruz,
        or Rubio. Trump could never be a successful dipolmat. He is too much into himself. I shudder to think it would be his finger ion that red Button. Be careful what you wish for.

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