Donald Trump keeps talking about the phony issue of Obama’s birth. Trump, like Obama, has a parent not born in the US so his citizenship must be questioned in the same way. But, Trump has always been a mass of contradictions who has always operated with different standards than expected of everyone else. Everything Trump does, he does for himself. He would never take any action that benefited the nation at the expense of The Donald.
Trump lives off his reputation as a real estate developer. Real estate developers make used car dealers look open and honest. And Trump’s past is full of legal problems and bankruptcies, not the best model for a national leader. Maybe he feels that is most notable trait, the ability to offend, is all that counts. It has made him a TV personality (“star” is reserved for someone who actually displays some skill) and got a lot of attention lately.
There is a good reason that the US Presidential election is a long drawn out process. It makes it difficult for someone as out-of-it as Trump to win.