Inouye: Take Trump Presidential Bid Seriously

Mark Quezada

U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye says Donald Trump's presidential bid shouldn't be taken lightly.

"I would not push him aside," Inouye told the Civil Beat editorial board Monday, in response to a question about polling showing the billionaire at the top of the GOP pack.

Inouye dismissed as "nonsense" Trump's doubts that President Barack Obama may not have been born in the United States.

"I could imagine someone who doesn't know anything, hardly reads the papers, coming out with statements like that," said Inouye. "But not a billionaire. And there are a lot of them like that."

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