White House releases Obama ‘birth certificate’?
The White House today released a copy of President Obama’s “Certificate of Live Birth,” a document that for the first time claims Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital as the president’s birth place.
The White House confirmed the document as “proof positive” the president was born in Hawaii.
According to White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, Obama decided the full document was needed because of the growing questions about the president’s birth.
He described how there had been concern about the Internet “chatter” that had grown into a national political debate.
He said the president thought it was becoming a “distraction” from the issues that face the nation.
Real estate entrepreneur Donald Trump, a possible GOP Republican candidate in 2012, has been asking questions about Obama’s documentation for several weeks now.
“First we have to look at the certificate,” he said. “I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true, so we can get to more important national issues.”
“Why he didn’t do it when the Clintons asked for it. Why he didn’t do it when everyone else was asking about it, I don’t know,” he said.