You may be hoping that Barak Obama is busy with Presidential responsibilities, coming up with ways to uplift the economy or at least stop wallet rape at gas stations. Looks like he is tending to far more pressing issues like Donald Trump challenging his citizenship.
Barak’s birth certificate is now public in response to claims that he was not born in America. He shared the long form version in a statement this morning that was supposed to focus on new policies. Obama started by talking about how “silly” the demands were, but provided the certificate anyway. (Photo after the cut below…)
“I know that there is going to be a segment of people for which no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest,” Obama said. “But I am speaking for the vast majority of the American people as well as for the press. We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have better stuff to do. I have got better stuff to do. We have got big problems to solve.”
“We are not going to be able to do it if we are distracted, we are not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other … if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts, we are not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by side shows and carnival barkers.”
The President had reportedly contacted Loretta J. Fuddy, the director of health at the State of Hawaii, asking for two certified copies of his original birth certificate. Judith Corley of the firm Perkins Coie then flew to the island to pick up the documents and returned yesterday. (Obama reportedly paid for this trip out of his own pocket.) This morning press assistants were handed a 6 page packet with copies of his old and new certificates as well as all the correspondence requesting the info.
Of course Donald is taking all credit for the President’s actions. He released a statement patting himself on the back…
“Today I’m very proud of myself, because I’ve accomplished something that no one else has been able to accomplish. I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true. … But he should have done it a long time ago.”
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Images Via: Huffington Post