Baltimore Orioles’ Luke Scott reveals he is a birther, doesn’t believe Obama was born in the U.S.

by Corky Siemaszko
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (December 8, 2010)

Baltimore Orioles slugger Luke Scott has hit a foul ball directly at President Obama.

In a radio rant, the outspoken outfielder outed himself as a birther who doesn’t believe Obama was born in Hawaii.

“You don’t think that Obama wasn’t born in the United States, do you?” David Brown of Yahoo’s Big League Stew asked Scott on Tuesday.

“He was not born here,” Scott replied.

And, as Brown audibly sighed, the 32-year-old ballplayer went on a tear against Obama.

“I was born here,” said the Florida native. “If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, ‘See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.'”

Facing pressure from the so-called birther movement, Obama circulated a copy of his birth certificate during the campaign to prove he was not foreign born. Still, like other critics of the president, Scott holds firm to his belief.

“The man has dodged everything,” Scott said of Obama. “He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything. And why? Because he’s hiding something.”

Scott continued on in that vein for several more minutes before he began praising the patriots who sacrificed their lives so he could be a big league ballplayer with a $4 million a year salary.

“They gave their life, their blood was spilled, so I had an opportunity to chase a dream and play baseball for a living,” he said.

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