Drop ‘birther issue’, says Mayor Bloomberg to Trump

April 25th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg has asked Donald Trump to stop raising the ‘birther’ issue and to focus on other important issues.

Businessman Trump has become famous for raising “birther” conspiracy theories that question whether Obama was born in the U.S.

According to the New York Daily News, Bloomberg said the “New York icon” and his fellow Republicans need to let the “birther” issue die and “focus on the main issues.”

“Look, anyone can run for president if you’re 35 and you’re an American citizen and born here,” said Bloomberg, adding Obama was born in the US.

“I think the Republicans are making a terrible mistake in making this a big issue,” he said.

“We have immigration. We have the deficit. We have the economy. Those are the things that the public cares about,” said Bloomberg.

Bloomberg, said the back-and-forth between Democrats and the Republicans is “good theater, but the country can no longer afford this.

“The American public is smart enough to understand that. Lets focus on the main issues,” he said. (ANI)

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