Trump offered no proof to substantiate his claims but said that he would continue to harp on the matter as he has the legitimacy of the president's birth certificate.
In an interview with the Associated Press on April 25, the real estate mogul said, "I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I'm thinking about it, I'm certainly looking into it. Let him show his records."
He added, "I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can't get into Harvard...We don't know a thing about this guy. There are a lot of questions that are unanswered about our president."
It can be recalled that Obama's 2008 campaign for the presidential elections didn't release his college transcript. However it is said that, Obama graduated from new York's Columbia University in 1983 with a degree in political science after transferring from Occidental College in California. He went on to Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude 1991 and was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
Speaking about the "birther" controversy surrounding Obama, Trump said, "I have more people that are excited about the fact that I reinvigorated this whole issue...the last guy (Obama) wants to run against is Donald Trump."
While the American state of Hawaii has released a certificate of live birth indicating Obama was born there on August 4, 1961, Trump has called for the release of his long-form birth certificate to ascertain whether he was really born in the US and thus eligible to be the President.With Trump's continued tirade against Obama, the 2012 US presidential polls seem to be heading for a not-so pleasing confrontation.