Thursday, January 11, 2024

Trump Questions Haley's Qualifications

I posted Haley is not Eligible to be President, and Pres. Trump posted something similar.

NY Mag is outraged, along with the NY Times and much of the mainstream press:

Earlier this week, Trump posted a screenshot of a Gateway Pundit post saying Haley isn’t qualified for the presidency under the 12th Amendment, as “her parents were not U.S. citizens at the time of her birth in 1972.”

This is clearly untrue. Nikki Haley was born in South Carolina in 1972, so she’s an American citizen eligible to run for president, end of story. ...

The Constitution says “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.” While the meaning of the term “natural born citizen” isn’t totally clear, it’s widely understood to include, at the very least, people born in the United States.

Okay, the meaning is not clear, and many people ignore the "natural" and take "natural born citizen" to mean anyone born in the USA. However there are legitimate historical reasons to take "natural born citizen" to mean someone born in the USA to citizen parents.

There are good reasons to want the President to be a legitimate American, and just some immigrant or anchor baby. Haley, for example, was an anchor baby, and is not particularly loyal to American interests. She talks a lot about involvement in foreign wars and the concerns of foreigners. She wants to let millions of foreigners come to the USA. And she says she will continue to prosecute Trump, although she will pardon him before he is jailed. She has unpopular views about the Civil War.

The real point of Trump’s post was to smear Haley with his favorite racist conspiracy theory. Questioning Barack Obama’s citizenship helped launch Trump’s political career, so he later ran the same playbook against political opponents Ted Cruz and Kamala Harris.
Racist? Haley and Cruz are Caucasian. Cruz was born in Canada. There are still questions about Obama's birth. His father was not a citizen, and possibly not married to his underage mother. People think Harris is Black, but she is actually half Jamaican and half Hindu.

The NY Times says Trump Promotes False Birther Conspiracy About Nikki Haley. But there is nothing false of conspiratorial about it. Haley was born to non-citizen parents. She has admitted it.

The thing that makes Trump most hated is that he is pro-American. Look at the vitriol in the above story, and in the similar stories elsewheree. Why call it a "racist conspiracy theory"? There is nothing racist or conspiratorial about it. It is just applying the Constitution, and asking that the President be a genuine American.


CFT said...

If your parents were not American citizens at the time of your birth, technically, neither should the baby. The baby would be a citizen of whatever country the parents were, and would only become a citizen if the parents decided to do so legally. Ask anyone who has ever had a child overseas if their child magically became a different citizenship than the parent upon birth.

This is the whole nonsense behind the anchor baby method that has been a technicality used to excuse rampant illegal immigration for decades.

If a child were born to a United States couple or citizen while visiting in Germany, the child would NOT be a German citizen.
The rule is only selectively applied (if you even want to call it one), and it only seems to operate in the favor of one political party to favor illegal immigration for the purposes of winning elections. The moment the democrat party realizes Hispanics are not actually going to keep voting democrat forever, this creative rule will vanish like a fart in the wind.

CFT said...

If you really want to cook your noodle, consider that Barry's father wasn't actually Obama, it was Frank Marshall Davis. Study a picture of Obama Sr. Then take a gander at Mr. Davis. The child always carries characteristics of the parent... and Barry does not look like Obama Sr, not the eyes, nose, ears, or skull shape, however, but with Mr. Davis...well, let's just say it's kind of obvious.

It is also interesting that Barry fondly remembers Mr. Davis as almost a father... he was basically taught communism in this man's home..according to Barry himself in 'Dreams of my father' he didn't actually write that though... just saying.