Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Current president Donald Trump denied this fact at least fourteen times from 2011 to 2016. In March of 2011, Trump said, "Why doesn't he show his birth certificate? There's something on that birth certificate that he doesn't like," while on the talk show The View.
On The Laura Ingraham Show, he said, "He doesn't have a birth certificate, or if he does, there's something on that certificate that is very bad for him. Now, somebody told me — and I have no idea if this is bad for him or not, but perhaps it would be — that where it says 'religion,' it might have 'Muslim.' And if you're a Muslim, you don't change your religion, by the way."
There are so many things wrong with this statement, but the most notable is that birth certificates don't have religions listed on them. How would a baby, who cannot speak, pick a religion? Also, why is Trump suggesting it could be bad to be Muslim? And why can't he accept that Obama was born in the United States? He repeatedly argued that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii.
Residents in Hawaii's state capital remembered these remarks when President Trump arrived for a visit on Friday.
Trump was greeted with peaceful protestors when he arrived in Honolulu.
Protestors troll Trump with "Welcome to Kenya" signs during Hawaii visit https://t.co/da4mIZDQlo https://t.co/FIX8uHJIYu— The Hill (@The Hill)1509816547.0
The protest was peaceful and hilarious.
More protestors showed up with "Welcome to Kenya" signs.
Jeff Sessions called Hawaii "just an island in the Pacific."
Trump tried to discredit Hawaii officials on Obama's birth certificate & Jeff Sessions dismissed Hawaii as "just an… https://t.co/TA5hYsPzES— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1509802026.0
Signs ranged from "Welcome to Kenya" to broader roasts of Trump.
This Hawaiian word roughly translates to "Resist."Trump only got 30 percent of Hawaii's vote during the election. By contrast, Hillary Clinton got about 62 percent of the vote. The state has four electoral votes.
This video shows the size of the crowd that greeted Trump on his way into the Hawaii State Capitol.
Trump Protest at the State Capitol. There were like three pro-trump people lol #hawaiij20 #hawaii https://t.co/NpmtOzX2jE— Kate (@Kate)1509764924.0
There were a small number of Trump supporters at the rally as well.A Los Angeles Times writer reported that there were about ten pro-Trump protesters across the street from the crowd protesting the president.
You wouldn't know any of this from Melania Trump's Twitter, though.
Thank you for a warm welcome Hawaii! Aloha! https://t.co/reAHw9ItNo— Melania Trump (@Melania Trump)1509762040.0