Trump Accidentally Launches Birther Theory About His Own Father, Gets Basic Facts Totally Wrong

There's something seriously wrong with him.

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Donald Trump’s father was born in New York City in 1905. The president’s grandfather, however, was at one point deported from Germany when he returned to his native country after spending time in the United States for avoiding mandatory military service as a teenager. Perhaps it was a case of bone spurs, who knows. At any rate, somehow, Trump was talking about our country’s payments to NATO when he once again said that his father was born in Germany. It’s almost as if Trump was sundowning.

“Germany, honestly, is not paying their fair share,” Trump said at the White House, then he went on to say that he has “great respect” for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and “great respect for the country.”

“My father is German, was German,” he said. “Born in a very wonderful place in Germany, so I have a great feeling for Germany.”


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Trump has made this bizarre claim at least three times now, according to the Washington Post. “Don’t forget both of my parents were born in EU sectors – my mother was Scotland, my father was Germany,” Trump said in an interview just this past July.

And in 2016, he said it again.

“I have great respect for Germany; my father is from Germany,” Trump said. “Both of my parents are from the E.U., despite the fact they don’t treat us well on trade.”

This is strange behavior for a man who launched a conspiracy theory against our country’s first black president to claim that he was really born in Kenya, therefore, he is illegitimately holding the highest seat in the land. I think we need to ask to see President Stable Genius’s birth certificate just to clear all of this up. Either that or Trump really needs a psych evaluation.

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