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Cartoonists React To Trump And Birth Certificate

Barack Obama was born in the United States. He is officially an American. The President released his long-form birth certificate today in reaction to increasing calls, let by loud-mouthed clown and GOP front-runner Donald Trump, that he was somehow born on foreign land and not eligible to be our commander-in-chief. Trump has latched onto this birther issue, devolving himself as a serious candidate. Based on his reaction to the news today, I might have to change my cartoon to have Trump asking, “Where are Obama’s school records?” I laughed at Nate Beeler’s cartoon for the Washington Examiner, showcasing the resiliency of the birther movement… While Pulitzer Prize-winner Mike Keefe of the Denver Post suggests the birther’s next line of attack… Green Bay Press-Gazette cartoonist Joe Heller shows that the birthers will always find a reason to doubt Obama’s authenticity… View even more cartoons in our new Obama’s Birth Certificate cartoon collection: Obama's Birth Certificate political cartoons

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

29 replies on “Cartoonists React To Trump And Birth Certificate”

Did Trump really say something about releasing his tax returns if Obama released his birth certificate? This could be interesting.

Now wondering what new forms of entertainment the Birthers and other assorted wingnuts will come up with next.

Donald made him do it – that’s what you expect from a president – to be dominant and get things done – Good job Donald, you showed him who’s boss and it ain’t Obama

There is a big difference between being a leader and being just a bully. Anyone who has watched The Donald for any length of time can tell you which one he really is.

“We do not have time for this silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do” the president said….before rushing off to tape Oprah in Chicago and attend three New York fundraisers.

LOL.

From Alberta Canada

How embarrasing for the USA that people like Trump, Limbaugh, Palin etc test the waters by putting themselves forward as “candidates”. The eisenhowers, Reagans etc must be turning over in their graves.

Ken

What a FOOL Trump made of himself, worrying about a birth certificate when other matters are of greater importance. I see what type of a president he would make.

Interesting. I guess we all forget that it was the media who we have relied on for years to vet our candiates. But we too forget that the media was in love with Obama and they refused to look closely at his credentials or details like his actual birth certificate. I think Donald is wrong for the country but he has what most politicians, including you beloved leader “Obama”, lacks. That is the ability to forge ahead and ask even the obvious and simply “stupid” questions. The next question we would like to have asked is, “Why did it take so long to address this issue?”

I would assume they would ask other questions like, are you really a marxist or do you really strive to see America remain a leader in the world or are you interested in being equal with the other third world countries. I have seen nothing in his actions to lead me to believe he supports a free society. As he has stated time and time again. He is interested in a fair society. Now fair is based on his terms of fair not free.

You are right. Donald is a bully, but isn’t Obama. Obama says he wants everyone to have a say, but when pushing through OBAMACARE he didn’t mind being a bully to get his way. Donald isn’t any better. Now I don’t want Donald in the white house, but Donald wears his spots for me to see, but Obama trys to hide his spots. So is Obama a true marxist or a socialist or is he a christian moderate conservative he says but doesn’t act like he is.

like you comment name says,,,,, SIMPLE….
if he told you he was not a marxist you would not believe him..
you dont know this but you live in a fair society not a free society or a savage capitalist society the thing is you have been listening to right wing radio that you believe that crap without thinking.
your not as free as you think
your not as capitalist as you think

Mr. Cagle,
I noticed you labeled Mike Lester as a “conservative” cartoonist. Does that mean the others shown should be labeled as “liberal” or is it just understood that they are “normal”? I think any designations you assign to points of view should reveal those who are sychophantic to the President in addition to labeling those who are critical of him.

Kyle Huston

And he spent 2 million dollars on lawyers to keep this b.c hidden for yrs. A career military man asked him to show this to prove that he was acting under a legitimate Pres when he was deployed. This is how much B.O cares about our soldiers. He let them put this man in prison rather than show his b.c. What kind of a person would do that? A Progessive man. Progs have taken over.

Trump is a bully? I don’t see a bunch of Union thugs around him threatening people. I don’t know of any self admitted Communists like Bill Ayres and Van Jones in his employees. So far I haven’t seen him say if they bring a knife, we bring a gun. He hasn’t said punish your enemies and reward your friends. He hasn’t said that Tea Partiers and returning soldiers are terrorists.

“But we too forget that the media was in love with Obama and they refused to look closely at his credentials or details like his actual birth certificate.” It seems that the American “media” didn’t ask a whole lot of questions leading into the Iraq war, either. Or about the causes of 9-11, or maybe the cause of the banking crisis.
Let’s face it: the so-called MSM doesn’t ask much of anything these days. Weren’t the big issues in the last Presidential election lapel pins and “terrorist fist jabs”?
“The next question we would like to have asked is, ‘Why did it take so long to address this issue?'” How about: why did it have to be addressed? the GOP didn’t see any need to challenge him, the Supreme Court was satisfied, the Democrats (who also had a lot to lose) were convinced.

damned if you do – and if you don’t – all states do not release this form but theone that is good enough for everyone else has not been for the the birthers – so the donald is hurting our country and proud of it – the fool – so if he gets something done – like the much needed healthcare – you critizize – and if he can’t cause he is stonewalled yoy do the same – soul search – what really is your problem???

Well, it’s nice to see the lunatic fringe so well represented here…You all trot on to The Donald’s next delusion now and if you have the chance, play in traffic.

Well, it’s nice to see the lunatic fringe so well represented here…You all trot on to The Donald’s next delusion now and if you have the chance, play in traffic.

“So is Obama a true marxist or a socialist or is he a christian moderate conservative he says but doesn’t act like he is.”
I guess that would depend on how you would define “marxist” or “socialist.”

Maybe. And you could take that the other way, just as easily. That’s the whole problem with opinions – thoughts, imaginings.

Yet another way to look at it would be, B.O. is finally feeling his testicles. And he is about to kick ass and take names, as the saying goes.

For one, I’d love to see that. I’ll venture to say, so would most people.

My opinion. Yes, another imagining, like yours.

Now that we are imagining, openly, honestly, instead of pretending we are making sense, what do you think the next two years will be like if Obama finds his huevos, and if he doesn’t?

I sometimes wonder whether all of this is just a Right-Wing joke, and the laugh is on anyone who takes it seriously, Republican OR Democrat.

It would be a very American thing to poke fun at the first black President (OK, mixed), just to see how he handles it.

So far, he has done a better job than the ones who believe it, or get annoyed.

Maybe this latest was Trump’s joke on everyone.

From Australia

The comments all seem a bit extreme from this distance.

If a citizen questions anything I would have thought that to be their right.

What the President has just done has answered the question – which was right and proper. I would have thought that could have been done a long time back and we wouldn’t be having this conversation now.

Ignoring Mr. Trump’s style, isn’t it one of your fundamental constitutional rights for him to ask the question?

Now that the question has been asked and answered Mr. Trump probably feels a bit stupid – but the answer has to help everyone. It is no longer an issue – and that has to be good for the President.

Wow.

Do you realise that the stereotype of the stupid American is perpetuated by nutjobs taking stuff like this “Birther” rubbish seriously? I appreciate that intelligence is a normal distribution with a standard deviation of 15, so that with a population of c. 300m you would expect around 7.5m Americans to have an IQ under 70, but what I’m confused about is how these people then get to set the media agenda. The 2008 election was hysterical enough (the terrorist fist-jabs mentioned below a personal highlight for me) but I’m somewhat scared that the citizens of the world’s current superpower care about trash like this.

The rest of the world is laughing at you.

Regards,

Britain

I don’t care where Odumbo was born…….He is by far the worst president ever

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