By David A. Patten | Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 01:24 PM
Billionaire real estate developer and rising GOP 2012 prospect Donald Trump is firing back at mainstream media reports that the birth document he provided exclusively to Newsmax on Monday was invalid.
Trump has provided Newsmax a signed, dated Certificate of Birth from the City of New York’s Department of Health.
The new birth certificate states that Trump was born in the borough of Queens on June 14, 1946. It is signed by the mayor, the acting registrar of records, and the commissioner of health.
Trump said that once he realized the document he provided Newsmax on Monday was not an official birth certificate, it only took him a couple of hours to clear up the matter and locate the official document.
“Some in the media were challenging my birth certificate,” Trump told Newsmax Tuesday morning in an email. “So I solved the problem in a couple hours: here is my official Department of Health Birth Certificate.
Trump said he is asking for Obama to make his birth certificate public, though he was not suggesting he believes the President was born outside of the country.
“Anyone can get an official birth certificate — in New York it costs you about $38. I felt obligated to take it to the next step, and get even more than the original hospital birth certificate I provided.
“It is my honor to present my official birth certificate to the public. Look, I am proud to be an American. It was very easy to do.”
Read more on Newsmax.com: Angry Trump Fires Back: Here’s My Official Birth Certificate — Where’s Yours?
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