It is my understanding that in 1787 America, when "born" in "natural born Citizen" could ONLY mean "born" to two (2) U.S. citizen married parents for the child to be eligible to be president, "born" could NOT also mean, for eligibility to be president purposes, birth to two (2) U.S. citizens who were NOT married to each other, whether they were both single at the time a child is born to them OR both were married to other spouses at the time a child is born to them.
Without a legal "marriage" BEFORE a child is born, what is the "legal" foundation of being a singular U.S. citizen?
With the common sense understanding about the original intent of "born" in "natural born Citizen" meaning ONLY birth to two (2) U.S. citizen married parents in 1787 America and continuing today into 2016 America, it looks like ALL 5 of Donald Trump's children are not natural born citizens.
In addition to the info about Mr. Trumps' three oldest children with his first wife Ivana, is this birth info about second daughter Tiffany with his second wife Marla.
Tiffany Trump, daughter with Marla Maples, was born a U.S. citizen on October 13, 1993 and U.S. citizen Trump and U.S. citizen Maples were married on December 20, 1993, two months after Tiffany's birth.
Marla Maples info on Wikipedia:
"Maples and Donald Trump have one child together, Tiffany Ariana Trump, who was born on October 13, 1993. In December, 1993 the couple married,...."
Here is a Chicago Tribune announcement of the Trump and Maples wedding on Dec. 19, 1993, the day before the marriage:
"NEW YORK — The middle-aged master builder finally decides to marry the actress-model mother of his infant child, a week after she unveils her new line of maternity clothes,...."
In addition to the birth info about Mr. Trumps' three oldest U.S. citizen children with his first wife Ivana and the birth info about his second U.S. citizen daughter Tiffany with his second wife Marla is the birth info about the youngest U.S. citizen son Barron.
While it is clear that Mr. Trump's four older children are "citizens" but not "natural born citizens" it is not clear if Barron is or is not an "natural born Citizen" with ONLY singular U.S. citizenship. After many years, it is still not clear when Melania Trump naturalized; before or after Barron's birth. If born before, Barron, "by" birth on U.S. soil to two (2) U.S. citizen married parents, has ONLY singular U.S. citizenship and is a U.S. "natural born Citizen" who is eligible to be president; if born after, Barron, "at" birth is a U.S. "citizen" but not a U.S. "natural born Citizen" and so is not eligible to be president.
Free Republic had a post on April 14, 2011 with quotes from the HillaryNMe blog:
From the last paragraph of HillaryNMe.com - April 14, 2011:
"The Donald’s fifth child with Melania is ineligible because his mother is a native of Slovenia. Barron Trump was born in April of 2006 and Melania’s naturalization as a U.S. citizen is unclear at this time."
So, what is known is that Donald Trump married Melania on January 22, 2005 and Barron Trump was born March 20,2006. What is not knows yet is if Melania naturalized before or after Barron was born.
The next quote below from the 2011 HillaryNMe post mentions the three-legged stool accurately as related to natural born citizenship:
>> "...there are three elements that complete the natural born citizen requirement.
>> Just like a three-legged stool requires three legs to stand upright,
>> all three elements are needed for the legal requirement for natural born citizenship to be perfected."
"Natural born citizenship requires ... that BOTH parents are U.S. citizens at the time of the birth. ..."
Another Suggestion for Mr. Trump
If Mr. Trump were to acknowledge that ALL of his own children, while born on the "land" as he likes to say, are not "by birth alone" natural born citizens because they do NOT have ONLY singular U.S. citizenship, a constitutional requirement that is ONLY possible by birth on U.S. soil ONLY by birth to two U.S. citizen married parents, so, for that common sense reason, he, as a presidential candidate can invoke the U.S. Constitution as the "law" that demands that Sen. Cruz and Sen. Rubio be disqualified from pursuing the presidency of the United States.
It would not be Mr. Trump the candidate demanding that the two dual U.S./foreign citizenship candidates be disqualified, but the Constitution itself that would be making the original genesis (birth) original intent (citizenship) demand: ONLY singular U.S. citizenship that is ONLY posible "by birth alone" ONLY on U.S. soil "by birth alone" ONLY to two (2) U.S. citizen married parents.
In addition, Mr. Trump can challenge Sen. Cruz and Sen. Rubio to use the word "born" in "natural born Citizen" to defend dual U.S./foreign citizenship and birth to ONLY ONE U.S. citizen parent (Sen. Cruz) OR birth to ZERO U.S. citizen parents (Sen. Rubio).
On Mario Apuzzo's Natural Born Citizen blog, CDR Kerchner suggested that I post the info about Mr. Trump's children not being natural born citizens on Ann Coulter's Facebook page.
If you or other readers post on either forum, put what I wrote here on Mario's blog onto Facebook as you suggested and put a link to Mario's blog for a long term reference source. What he has written is certainly more important than my short comment.
"Ann Coulter, please write an article about how all 5 of Mr. Trump's children are not eligible to be president of the U.S. for the same reason that Sen. Cruz and Sen. Rubio are not eligible: all 7 U.S. "citizens" - 5 of Mr. Trump's children and the 2 U.S. Senators, do not fulfill the original genesis (birth) original intent (citizenship) of "natural born Citizen" with ONLY singular U.S. citizenship.
It is very simple to articulate what "born" means in "natural born Citizen" in a way that some constitutional "scholars" and WE the People can understand:
ONLY singular U.S. citizenship
ONLY by birth on U.S. soil
ONLY by birth to two (2) U.S. citizen married parents."