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Grifter who's ineligible to be president of the United States declares his candidacy for president of the United States.

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He'd be eligible if one of his parents was a US citizen when he was born, but that isn't the case.


You don't have to be born in the US to be president, you just have to be a natural born citizen, which can happen anywhere in the universe as long as one of your parents was a US citizen when you were born*. That's why the whole birther thing with Obama was so stupid - he could have been born on Mars and it wouldn't have mattered.




*Restrictions apply. You aren't automatically a natural born US citizen if one of your parents is a US citizen. There are restrictions. For example, if you're born to a US citizen and a foreign national outside of the US, your US citizen parent had to have spent at least 5 years living in the US after the age of 12 or something, or a contiguous year before your birth. So if you're a US citizen at birth but you move to a different country at age 7 or whatever, your citizenship does not automatically pass on to your children. My little brother is a US citizen, was born in the United States, but because he hasn't lived in the United States since he was 3 years old, his citizenship would not automatically pass to his children unless he moves back to the states.



There is some wiggle room, though. All of these rules were put in later, the most recent of which was in the 90's. So Cenk is saying he'll fight in in the courts. I don't think he would win, as I doubt the courts (or anyone) would make a change on what counts as a natural born citizen just so some dipshit on the internet can run for president... BUT, we do live in the dumbest timeline, so.... who knows.

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