In view of the recent USA TODAY polling* indicating only 38 percent of Americans — in advance of the 2012 election — believe Barack Obama was definitely born in the United States, the White House has now released his long form birth certificate.
Previously he had released only this certification of live birth. Obama, who has called the issue a “distraction,” has added fuel to the fire by refusing to address the long-simmering issue.
Obama’s Kenyan paternal grandmother previously said she witnessed his birth in Kenya.
Businessman Donald Trump, who has been relentless in asking for the release of the document, said “Today, I’m very proud of myself, because I’ve accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish. Why he didn’t do it when everybody else was asking for it, I don’t know. But I am really honored, frankly, to have played such a big role in hopefully, hopefully getting rid of this issue.”
Obama, not known for eloquent without his Teleprompters spoke extemporaneously and said, “We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do. We’ve got big problems to solve.”
* This information was buried near the end of this article maligning Donald Trump.
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