Via Twitter, Trump Suggests that Miami, FL Born Rubio Ineligible For POTUS

Yesterday, February 20th, via a retweet from the conservative Powdered Wig Society, a @ResisTyr suggests that it is a “SLAM DUNK CASE!! Check it!!” that neither Rubio or Cruz are eligible to be President:

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According to CNN, George Stephanopoulos specifically asked Trump about this tweet and Trump dodged the question, saying that he “never looked at it” and “I retweet things and start dialogue and it’s very interesting.” But if Trump doesn’t give some credence to this statement, why would he retweet it?

Both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are eligible for the Presidency, by the tenets of the United States Constitution. While his parents were not citizens at the time, Marco Rubio was born in Miami, FL, he is a United States Citizen.

Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada in 1970 while his father was working there. Both of his parents were citizens, and he has lived in the US for at least 14 years. While there is some dissent, the vast majority of constitutional scholars agree that Ted Cruz is eligible to be president.

Sources:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/02/21/donald-trump-muses-about-marco-rubios-eligibility-to-run-for-president.html

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/mar/26/ted-cruz-born-canada-eligible-run-president-update/

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