Donald Trump raises Obama `birther` claim – again

White House opponent Donald Trump again claimed there was a doubt about Barack Obama`s legality as President.

Updated: Apr 20, 2011, 12:34 PM IST

New York: Property tycoon turned White House
opponent Donald Trump on Wednesday again claimed there was a doubt
about Barack Obama`s legality as president.

"There is a real question about his own citizenship," the
colorful and polarizing businessman told ABC television.

In response to questions about why he will not make
public his tax details, Trump said: "Maybe I`m going to do the
tax returns when Obama does his birth certificate. I`d love to
give my tax returns. I may tie my tax returns into Obama
birth`s certificate."

Trump, a household name thanks to decades of sometimes
controversial building projects and a TV reality show, is
running an unofficial White House campaign ahead of 2012
elections and says he will announce a formal decision soon.

His most attention-grabbing gambit so far has been to
join rightwing conspiracy theorists who claim Obama was not
born on US territory, which would disqualify him for the
presidency. Official records show Obama was born in the state
of Hawaii.

However "The Donald" has little chance of besting Obama
if an election were held today, the latest ABC/Washington Post
poll finds.

The poll said that if Trump ran as Republican he would
win 34 per cent of the vote against 49 per cent for Obama.