Obama to make statement about birth certificate

April 27, 2011

The White House on Wednesday released a longer version of President Barack Obama’s U.S. birth certificate to try to quiet a debate within Republican circles that he was not born in the United States. The new document confirms what a shorter version has said, that Obama was born in Hawaii on Aug 4, 1961, but provides a little more information, such as that he was born at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital.

Obama is to make a White House statement at 9:45 am EDT about the controversy, which you can watch live on this page.

 

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how ridiculous that an American President is having to prove where he was born! My god he has enough on his plate without this ludicrous waste of time

Posted by robinyates | Report as abusive

Amen to that!

Posted by fussybunny216 | Report as abusive

Obama releasing his birth certificate (again) had its pros and cons. One one hand, it again showed his willingness to do what is best for the country despite the opposition’s best efforts to undermine him regardless of the cost TO the country.

On the other hand, letting the right go on and on about something so patently ridiculous gave Americans an excellent view of how petty and juvenile the right can be in their relentless effort to undermine him regardless of the cost to themselves and the country.

Posted by GetpIaning | Report as abusive

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