To the Editor:First, I need to confirm, was your word usage at a very high level just then? Is "very high level" code for stoned? Just checking, cause I believe the Concerned
Re "Donald Trump Gets Weirder," by Gail Collins (column, April 2):
Even before Gail Collins was with the New York Times, she has written nasty and derogatory articles about me. Actually, I have great respect for Ms. Collins in that she has survived so long with so little talent. Her storytelling ability and word usage (coming from me, who has written many bestsellers), is not at a very high level. More importantly, her facts are wrong!
As far as her comments on the so-called "birther" issue, I don't need Ms. Collins's advice. There is a very large segment of our society who believe that Barack Obama, indeed, was not born in the United States. His grandmother from Kenya stated, on tape, that he was born in Kenya and she was there to watch the birth. His family in Honolulu is fighting over which hospital in Hawaii he was born in-they just don't know.
He has not been able to produce a "birth certificate" but merely a totally unsigned "certificate of live birth"-which is totally different and of very little significance. Unlike a birth certificate, a certificate of live birth is very easy to obtain. Equally of importance, there are no records in Hawaii that a Barack Hussein Obama was born there-no bills, no doctors names, no nurses names, no registrations, no payments, etc. As far as the two notices placed in newspapers, many things could have happened, but some feel the grandparents put an ad in order to show that he was a citizen of the U.S. with all of the benefits thereto. Everybody, after all, and especially then, wanted to be a United States citizen.
The term used by Ms. Collins-"birther"-is very derogatory and is meant in a derogatory way. Had this been George Bush or almost any other President or Presidential aspirant, they would never have been allowed to attain office, or would have been thrown out of office very quickly.
Leaving aside that fact that the very tape that you assert has Obama's grandmother saying he was born in Kenya has her saying, seconds later, that he wasn't (the interviewer is surprised and asks for confirmation and she corrects what she said--that's on tape, her correcting herself, but for some reason no one ever listens to the next 15 seconds of the tape), I just want to say how fucking awesome it is that you're making this the crux of your very serious campaign. Totally awesome.
Hey, do me a favor. This will really help your case. Get one of those certificate of live births that you say is so easy to obtain. Get one for your foreign-born third wife. That will demonstrate to all of us how totally savvy you are and what a sham Obama is. In fact, have one of the investigators you sent to Hawaii get it. Since Monday's not a holiday, I'll expect to see it published on Tuesday.
Cause you're totally serious and all.