Donald Trump Loses It Over NYC Ebola Patient: Obama Must Resign!

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October 24, 2014 8:58 a.m.

Real estate mogul Donald Trump went on an epic, birther-tinged Twitter rant against President Barack Obama Thursday night after a doctor showing symptoms of Ebola was admitted to New York City’s Bellevue Hospital.

Trump railed against the President for failing to implement a travel ban for flights from West Africa and called for him to resign if the doctor tested positive for the virus.

“If this doctor, who so recklessly flew into New York from West Africa, has Ebola, then Obama should apologize to the American people & resign!” he tweeted.

For the record, the doctor, Craig Spencer, has since been diagnosed officially with Ebola. Three people who were in close contact with him have been quarantined as well.

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Trump, who was one of the main voices demanding that Obama supply his birth certificate during the 2012 presidential campaign to prove he was born in the United States, also resurrected the birther conspiracy theory in his rant. “I never thought I’d say it in my lifetime, but President Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Sotoro, is a far worse president than Jimmy Carter!” he tweeted.

Ebola has been one of the billionaire businessman’s favorite topics over the past few months. Trump has said that American workers who are combating the deadly virus in West Africa must “suffer the consequences” and questioned how the Obama administration could handle the outbreak given its response to the Benghazi attacks. He even managed to find a silver lining in the panic surrounding the disease: no more shaking hands.

Here’s Thursday night’s Twitter rant in full:

This post has been updated.

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