Stunning new revelations about just how low Trump will go have just leaked ahead of the release of James O’Keefe’s new book “American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News.”
O’Keefe, the controversial conservative guerrilla filmmaker behind the organization Project Veritas describes a 2013 meeting with Trump in the book, due out on Tuesday.
Trump allegedly asked O’Keefe for a favor: to get inside Columbia University and get access to President Obama’s sealed college records.
Trump, “suspected Obama had presented himself as a foreign student on application materials to ease his way into New York’s Columbia University, maybe even Harvard too, and perhaps picked up a few scholarships along the way,” O’Keefe said.
O’Keefe turned down the job, claiming journalistic integrity. He says that Trump was determined, and that even after O’Keefe said “no,” Trump shook his hand at the end of the meeting and whispered “Do Columbia.”
Trump may have been harboring insecurities about his own shortcomings – it was recently revealed that Trump did not receive an MBA from Wharton as he had previously claimed. He simply took undergraduate classes there.
If that’s the case, then he’d be contradicting his own staunchly held birtherist beliefs – in this version of event, Trump concedes that Obama is an American, but that there’s no way he could have gotten into Columbia on his own merits. He must have had to lie and say he was foreign born.
Either way, it all goes back to Trump’s racist obsession with Obama’s birth certificate. Trump started collecting racist bona fides in earnest when he started propagating the “Birther” conspiracy theory: that President Obama was not born in the U.S.
This racist conspiracy theory gained currency among fringe radicals and White Nationalists, but stayed outside the mainstream until Trump’s presidential hopes started gaining steam.
Pushing O’Keefe to steal proof that Obama had attended Columbia University under false pretenses seems to track with his desperation to discredit the former President. It’s just another breadcrumb in the trail leading right to the undeniable conclusion that Donald Trump is a racist.