By Art Gallagher
President Barack Obama released copies of his “long form” birth certificate to the media this morning. In his remarks to the press the President said the was “amused” over the last two years that questions over the country of his birth persisted. He said that he was putting the issue to rest now because over the last two weeks while he as dealing with the fundamental differences between the House Republicans budget and his own, that the issue of his birth was dominating the news cycles.
In an apparent swipe at Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, TV star and potential candidate for the GOP nomination for President, Obama said the country can not afford to be distracted by “side shows and carnival barkers.”
Donald Trump, speaking in New Hampshire, said that he was honored and proud of himself for his role in “hopefully” putting the issue of Obama’s eligibility to serve as President to rest. Trump said Obama should have put the issue to rest “a long time ago.” He said he hopes the certificate is authentic and that he country can move on to other issues.
Obama’s long form birth certificate can be viewed here.