Obama Demands to See Trump's Elementary-School Diploma

  

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Via:  jbb  •  one week ago  •  66 comments

By:   Andy Borowitz (The New Yorker)

Obama Demands to See Trump's Elementary-School Diploma
Speaking to reporters in Washington, Obama called on Trump to prove "once and for all" that he had completed a K-through-five program.

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By Andy Borowitz

Photograph by Mark Makela / Getty

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Former President Barack Obama ignited a firestorm of controversy on Wednesday by demanding to see President Donald Trump's elementary-school diploma.

Speaking to reporters in Washington, Obama called on Trump to prove "once and for all" that he had completed a K-through-five program.

"While the U.S. Constitution does not require the President to have graduated from fifth grade, it would still be nice to know that he had done so," Obama said.

By insisting on the release of Trump's diploma, Obama joined a growing movement of so-called schoolers, who contend that Trump never attended school.

Schoolers' demands to see documentation of Trump's elementary-school attendance have yet to sway the White House, which has released only a short version of Trump's second-grade report card, with the grades completely redacted.

Obama revealed that he had hired forensic detectives to study Trump's utterances and tweets to determine the extent of his verifiable schooling, but, so far, they had found "no proof" of a fifth-grade education.

"Donald Trump claims that he attended elementary school," Obama said. "All I'm asking is, where's the evidence?"


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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    one week ago

I'm not gonna believe it till I see it with my own eyes!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1    one week ago

While Obama keeps all his school records under lock and key. There is also the matter of the photo shopped long form birth certificate

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/promotional-booklet/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-administration-spent-36m-on-records-lawsuits-last-year/

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    one week ago
While Obama keeps all his school records under lock and key

So, Obama doesn't release something that no other President has released. 

Meanwhile Trump threatens his schools if they release his, even though he wasn't asked for them.

Trump Threatened Colleges Over Any Leaks of His Grades

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    one week ago

Oh for Heaven's sake!  Give it a rest Greg.  Die hard tRumpists don't get satire I guess.  

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
1.1.3  Adam_Selene  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    one week ago
Presiden t Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.

Do you mean that President Trump lied - again?

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
1.1.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    one week ago
There is also the matter of the photo shopped long form birth certificate

Are there still such fucking morons out there claiming Obama wasn't born in the US? Really? You really have to be a bottom feeding nut job conspiracy theorist to believe that sack of bullshit. I can't imagine many 'birthers' actually passed 5th grade either, so they're likely the perfect Trump supporter. Small minds think alike.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.5  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.2    one week ago

.... and he still claims he isn't a birther [deleted]

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.1.6  Gsquared  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    one week ago

There is absolutely NO proof that Trump was born in America.  Why does Trump refuse to release his birth certificate?  Because he was a Soviet anchor baby...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1.4    one week ago

There is a series of videos on You Tube where a digital forensics expert explains, in great detail, why Obama's birth certificate is not a fake. I would refer Greg to those videos, but why waste my time. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1.8  Greg Jones  replied to  Adam_Selene @1.1.3    one week ago

He was born in Hawaii, the son of Frank Marshall Davis. Stanley Ann and child never did see Barak Sr off at the airport, and she left for Seattle shortly after his birth.

But in his bio he claimed to have been born in Kenya. Why did he do that?

The truth is out there for those not afraid to look. He was a phony and a fraud.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.9  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.7    one week ago

at his age it's probably the last general election to vote in before strapping on the drool cup

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.1.10  Gsquared  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.8    one week ago

in his bio he claimed to have been born in Kenya

No, he did not.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1.11  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.7    one week ago

So why was his father's name listed as "African"?

When was that particular term ever used in the US.

And I have seen videos that contradict what you say.

Just about everything said by and about Obama is a lie.

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.1.13  Gsquared  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.11    one week ago

Just about everything said by and about Obama by hard-core reactionaries and other Republican loonies is a lie...

 
 
 
Dulay
1.1.14  Dulay  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.11    one week ago
So why was his father's name listed as "African"?

It wasn't.

His father's RACE is listed as African. 

When was that particular term ever used in the US.

I'm pretty sure that you can find multiple examples of it's use in the writings of our Founders even prior to the Revolution. 

Just about everything said by and about Obama is a lie.

Your statements about Obama sure as hell qualify. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.15  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.11    one week ago

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FLYNAVY1
1.1.16  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.15    one week ago

At least you admit you are a conspiracy nut by continuing to press it. 

And we have a number of NT members that have clearly outed themselves as hard core conspiracy types...... 

I've met a couple of Qanon types in person and it is astounding how far they will go to try to support their points.  They are scary in the quantity of their delusions.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
1.1.17  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.1    one week ago
Trump Threatened Colleges Over Any Leaks of His Grades

You know eventually they will come out. Just like every previous President, their lives after their Presidency are slowly and methodically researched and recorded and we will get to see his gardes some day. I doubt there will be any of his supporters left defending him at that point because he'll likely be exposed for much worse criminals activity after he "graduated".

History will not be kind to dumb dishonest Donald.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.18  Ozzwald  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1.16    one week ago
I've met a couple of Qanon types in person and it is astounding how far they will go to try to support their points. 

I've got a friend like that, he has stopped watching any network news so he can claim plausible deniability for his support for Trump.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
1.1.19  SteevieGee  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.6    one week ago

Trump was a German anchor baby.

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.20  Texan1211  replied to  SteevieGee @1.1.19    one week ago

Or maybe he came from Mars.

 
 
 
Gsquared
1.1.21  Gsquared  replied to  SteevieGee @1.1.19    one week ago

On his father's side...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.22  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1.17    one week ago

It's possible that Trump actually has a university degree........from Trump University. 

 
 
 
dennis smith
1.2  dennis smith  replied to  JBB @1    one week ago

Obama is a has been and has reduced himself to being a political fool who has no standing to DEMAND anything.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  dennis smith @1.2    one week ago
"Obama is a has been and has reduced himself to being a political fool who has no standing to DEMAND anything."

DUH!  The piece is satire or don't you understand WTF that means?

Regarding President Obama being a 'has been' what are your credentials/accomplishments?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2  Trout Giggles    one week ago

Gotta love Andy Borowitz!

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
3  Adam_Selene    one week ago

Hey - some people say he's as smart as a 5th grader - some say he's not.

Just to set things right - let's see the diploma from Ng'esumin Primary School - signed notarized affidavits from all teachers, maids, chauffeurs, janitors, all of his classmates, the school mascot, grounds keepers, and all school vendors.

 
 
 
Sunshine
4  Sunshine    one week ago

We still need proof that Obama has a brain.

MRI please.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sunshine @4    one week ago
We still need proof that Obama has a brain.

Only those who have no brain themselves would have trouble recognizing President Obama, a constitutional law professor, has not only a very high IQ but a wealth of knowledge from years of quality education and experience, something Trump will never have.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.1    one week ago

His only experience was as a political agitator, a state senator, and an unproductive partial term in the US Senate, beating Jeri Ryan's ex husband.

He brought invalid credentials to the game, but got to bat anyway.

 
 
 
Dulay
4.1.2  Dulay  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1.1    one week ago

You forgot his experience as a community organizer for the Catholic Church. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.1.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1.1    one week ago
His only experience was as a political agitator, a state senator, and an unproductive partial term in the US Senate

You conveniently forgot he went to Harvard Law School, where he was president of the "Harvard Law Review". After graduating, he worked as a civil rights attorney and a professor, teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. But you go right ahead and assume he's a simple uneducated agitator community organizer just like so many racists like to believe simply because their tiny hate filled brains can't imagine a black man being far more educated, knowledgeable and experienced than themselves.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.1.4  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.1.3    one week ago

He never held a full time job for more than 4 years before becoming President. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.1.5  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.4    one week ago
He never held a full time job for more than 4 years before becoming President.

Right, because working as a civil rights attorney and a law professor for 12 years doesn't count since they were both part time jobs he was working concurrently. Are you really that fucking desperate to find any way to try and diminish the record of our first black President? Is that the only way you can sleep at night? To pretend Obama is somehow stupid or unqualified so you can justify your irrational hate of the first black President and pretend it's not at all racially motivated?

 
 
 
Dulay
4.1.6  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.4    one week ago

Obama was a Illinois State Senator from 1997-2004. 

FAIL!

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.1.7  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @4.1.6    one week ago
Fail!

Whoops! Try again.  

 
 
 
Dulay
4.1.8  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.7    one week ago

Why? I refuted your bullshit the first time. 

 
 
 
MUVA
4.1.9  MUVA  replied to  Dulay @4.1.6    one week ago

Yes he was a failure.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.10  Tessylo  replied to  MUVA @4.1.9    one week ago

Yes, tRump is and always was a total failure.  

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.1.11  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @4.1.8    one week ago

No you didn't.  You are persisting in ignorance.

The Illinois legislature was not a full time job.  Or do you think Obama is a liar for calling it a part time job?

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.11    one week ago

Obama the Great lie?? 

Never!

Thus proving your point!

lol

 
 
 
Dulay
4.1.13  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.11    one week ago
The Illinois legislature was not a full time job.  

More bullshit. 

Or do you think Obama is a liar for calling it a part time job?

Prove it. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.1.14  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @4.1.13    one week ago

More bullshit. 

Of course not.

Prove it

Can't you prove your point, just once?  But here you go:

" I was living in the district, and the state legislature was a  part - time  position."

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/30/us/politics/30obama.html

I await your apology.

 
 
 
bugsy
4.1.15  bugsy  replied to  Dulay @4.1.2    one week ago

I don't think Reverend Wrights's "hate America" church was Catholic.

 
 
 
bugsy
4.1.16  bugsy  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.14    one week ago
I await your apology.

You won't get it. The only thing you will get is an internet expert (fill in the blank)spin on what "part time means.

 
 
 
Dulay
4.1.17  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.14    one week ago

I await your paying for my subscription to the NYTs. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.1.18  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.14    one week ago
" I was living in the district, and the state legislature was a  part - time  position."

This was while he was also still working as a civil rights attorney and working as a constitutional law professor for the University of Chicago Law School. Thanks for pointing out he was working THREE jobs during that time period, proving he was far more productive than any sniveling little useless pieces of shit who seem desperate to claim themselves superior to a hard working black man.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
4.1.19  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @4.1.17    one week ago

 await your paying for my subscription to the NYTs.

I knew you wouldn't do the honorable thing and admit you were wrong. 

But google is your friend.  

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/update-obama-describes-hi_n_81109?ri18n=true

In the future, as a point of etiquette, if you call "bullshit" on someone, be able to back it up. You know all the many  times I've called bullshit on you, I've been able to prove it.   To  call " bullshit" without knowing what you are talking about as you did is weak and bad form. 

 
 
 
JBB
4.1.20  seeder  JBB  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.19    one week ago

Yeah well, Trump never held any job before now and he is about to get fired from that one...

 
 
 
Dulay
4.1.21  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.19    one week ago
In the future, as a point of etiquette, if you call "bullshit" on someone, be able to back it up.  The Illinois legislature was not a full time job.

https://ballotpedia.org/States_with_a_full-time_legislature

Ten American states have a full-time state legislature.   A full-time state legislature is defined as a legislature that meets throughout the year. All other legislators are considered part-time because they only meet for a portion of the year.

The full-time   state legislatures   are:

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.22  Tessylo  replied to  Dulay @4.1.2    one week ago
"You forgot his experience as a community organizer for the Catholic Church."

That was noted as 'political agitator'

 
 
 
Dulay
4.1.23  Dulay  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.22    one week ago

Yes, but they don't want to admit WHO paid him to be a 'political agitator' and how successful he was for them. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sunshine @4    one week ago

Your joke falls flat on its face.

An MRI will show he has a brain. He wouldn't be living if he didn't.

 
 
 
JBB
4.2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.2    one week ago

What is conservative satire besides making sexist remarks about Democratic women or yucking it up about black kids getting shot and peaceful protesters getting clubbed and maced? You know? Really funny stuff /S...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  JBB @4.2.1    one week ago

Or the silly meme of the guy in the wheelchair holding a leash on a woman.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
4.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Sunshine @4    one week ago

384

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.3    one week ago

Where did you get a MRI image for trmp's brain?

 
 
 
Sunshine
4.3.2  Sunshine  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.3    one week ago

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TᵢG
5  TᵢG    one week ago

Clever humor.

I would not be surprised if Trump were to pull something like this in reality. 

 
 
 
Kavika
6  Kavika     one week ago

Actually his graduation from kindergarten is in question. It's been reported that when asked his name he uttered ''covfefe'' and was sent to the corner for a time out. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
7  Dismayed Patriot    one week ago

The late William T. Kelley, who taught Trump at the University of Pennsylvania, said, “Donald Trump was the dumbest goddamn student I ever had.”

https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-donald-trump-dumb-20171103-story.html

 
 
 
Texan1211
7.1  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @7    one week ago
The late William T. Kelley, who taught Trump at the University of Pennsylvania, said,“Donald Trump was the dumbest goddamn student I ever had.”

Sounds like a Democrat with an anger problem with Trump.

And not a very good teacher.

 
 
 
JBB
7.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1    one week ago

No, just an honest assessment of Trump!.

Try and find a glowing assessment of Trump's mental prowess. Good luck with that. On the other hand, Obama graduated "With Honors" and was the Editor of The Harvard Law Review...

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @7.1.1    one week ago

And tRump had someone take his SATs for him.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
7.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @7.1.1    one week ago

No teacher worth anything would ever say something like that about a student.

The "teacher" has a hard on for Trump. and the left laps it up!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8  JohnRussell    one week ago

that's a good one

 
 
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