Whoopi Goldberg, Donald Trump square off on Obama birth certificate controversy

Donald Trump has been throwing shapes all over the place about running for president in 2012, and he certainly knows to whom he needs to market himself.

Trump has made a big deal in press appearances lately regarding the questions he has for Barack Obama about the veracity of his birth certificate. Although Obama’s citizenship has been proven via a birth certificate released in 2008 that looks exactly like mine- and I am as American as deep fried Apple Pie Zingers served off the muzzle of a red white and blue gun- the president’s many critics demand to see something called a “long form” birth certificate. (Which I can only imagine is the same information but with a full-color photograph of the future president crowning against the backdrop of an American flag.)

Seriously, this is about the worst argument about someone’s presidential chops since Teddy Roosevelt spared the baby bear from being hunted. But people like Trump press onward, and he had it out with Obama supporter Whoopi Goldberg on today’s episode of the view. Trump claimed and demanded:

“I want him to show his birth certificate… There is something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t like.”

Goldberg fired back:

“It’s the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve heard in ages… It’s not because he’s black, is it? I’ve never heard of any white president who had to show his birth certificate. That’s BS!”

At the very least, people like Trump need to disabuse themselves of the idea that any measure of proof would suffice, and accept that no matter what Barack Obama says or proves, they’ll never “accept” him as president- like if the “long form” document showed up, they’d be all, “dude, my bad! Carry on, and excellent job!”

Watch the entire clip below: