President Donald Trump fanned the flames of yet another 'birther' conspiracy theory by telling White House reporters Thursday that he had 'no idea' if Kamala Harris was eligible to be vice president.
The president added that the Republican lawyer who wrote a Newsweek op-ed pushing that claim 'is a very highly qualified, very talented lawyer.'
Right-wing law professor John C. Eastman wrote an editorial Wednesday that argued that because Harris' parents weren't citizens when she was born in 1964 in Oakland, California then she might not fit the definition of eligibility under the U.S. Constitution.
Georgetown University Law Center professor Josh Chafetz told FactCheck.org Eastman's op-ed was nothing but 'racist nonsense.'
Eastman had run for California attorney general in 2010, the same year as Harris, but was beaten in the GOP primary, while she won the race.
But a tweet sharing the editorial was retweeted by the Trump campaign's Senior Legal Advisor Jenna Ellis.
'It's an open question, and one I think Harris should answer so the American people know for sure she is eligible,' Ellis later told ABC News.
A spokesperson for the Trump campaign never answered DailyMail.com's inquiry on whether the campaign backed Ellis' statement.
At the Thursday briefing, Trump was asked by a reporter whether he could 'definitively say' Harris was eligible since she was a 'anchor baby,' a negative term for immigrants who have children in the U.S. so that they can achieve citizenship.
'So I just heard that. I heard it today. That she doesn't meet the requirements and by the way the lawyer that wrote that piece is a very highly qualified, very talented lawyer,' the president answered. 'I have no idea if that's right.'
'I would have assumed the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for vice president,' Trump went on, adding that the unfounded claims were 'very serious.'
Me Here.....As they say in sports, Here we Go Again Sports Fans!
The Constitution requires the President to be a Natural Born Citizen. That is written in stone so to speak.
But was is a Natural Born Citizen? I did a lot of research during the 2008 election concerning Natural Born Citizen. I dare say much more than the detractors here. In 1875, the Supreme Court defined Natural Born as requiring BOTH parents to be US Citizens at the time of birth. This is from the Minor case of that year.
We also know that our founding fathers were extremely well versed back then. Vitale in his writings in France had defined Natural Born the same way. I have little doubt our founding fathers were so familiar with this that is why Natural Born was not defined in the Constitution. It was a common term to them.
Liberals since Barry have completely confused Natural Born with Native Born. If our founding father when they were writing the Constitution would have used Native Born if they thought the requirement should just be born in the USA. They didn't.
They wanted an even higher standard for the Office of the President. They wanted the President to have no loyalty, but to the United States. So they used the term Natural Born. BOTH parents being citizens at the time of birth as the highest standard for the Office of the President.
So Senator Harris is totally ineligible to ever be President. Another major unforced error by Biden!
If Biden was elected and for any reason couldn't continue in office or even was briefly incapacitated, the Speaker of the House is the next in line for the office. Harris is stuck as Vice President.
So the debate is on! If our Constitution means anything, Senator Harris must be disqualified as being able to succeed Biden, PERIOD!
Plus "Factcheck.org" is the most unreliable fact checker for anything political. It is pure Democrat propaganda! It is not worth the electrons to run the web site!