BOCA RATON, FL — Donald Trump says he’s got investigators poring over records of President Obama’s birth in Hawaii, but in an interview with TPM here today, he declined to give any details on the so-called probe, or even if he’s paying for it.
Birther conspiracies are at the heart of Trump’s recent rise to the top of Republican presidential polling and it’s largely the reason Trump is grabbing political media coverage nearly everywhere he goes these days.
At the center of his birther chatter is Trump’s claim that he’s got “people working on” the issue in Hawaii and that they’re about to expose something — Trump won’t say what — about Obama’s true past.
When asked to expand on the investigation before he addressed the Palm Beach County Tax Day Tea Party rally today, however, Trump declined.
“I’ve looked very closely and have continued to look,” he said. “I’m not going to say anything further than that, but we’ve looked all around and we are continuing to look and it’s very interesting and that’s all I can say.”
So are you paying investigators to look around in Hawaii? TPM asked.
“I don’t want to comment on it,” Trump said.
At with that, he cut off the interview.