Barack Obama has bowed to the pressure to prove he was born in the United States. He has released his long-form birth certificate and guess what – the birth of Barack Hussein Obama is registered as being in Honolulu, Hawaii. That’s right where he said he was born! Even that wasn’t enough to shut up some birthers. Donald Trump is taking credit for the “release” of information most of never doubted we knew!
President Obama said he was bemused over the conspiracy theories over his birthplace, and claimed that the obsession over the “sideshow” issues was a distraction at a “serious time”. Well, I’m with Barack on this one.
“We do not have time for this kind of silliness, we’ve got big stuff to do, I’ve got big stuff to do,” he said.
In 2003, Obama’s presidential campaign had released a shorter regular birth certificate issued by Hawaii authorities but the version released by the White House today was a copy of a long-form, original document made at the time of his birth and kept since in official records in Obama’s native state, Hawaii.
On it, Obama’s birthplace and birth date are listed as “Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii” on August 4, 1961 at 7:24 pm. That makes him a natural born citizen of the United States. Of course, as President, he has to be.
Conservative critics have called Obama’s citizenship into question for years. And recently, property mogul Donald Trump, who is considering standing as a Republican presidential candidate led demands to see Barack Obama’s birth certificate. He took the credit for pressurizing Mr. Obama into releasing the certificate.
“I am really honored frankly to have played such a big role in getting rid of this issue,” Trump said.
But then he couldn’t resist adding an “I hope it’s true.”
Somebody shut him up already! So do you think this “birther” controversy will be over now?
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