There goes the Donald's only plank in his platform and leaves egg on the face of governors who passed "birther" bills.White House Releases Copy of Long Form of Obama's Birth Certificate From Hawaii
The White House has released the long form of President Barack Obama's birth certificate in response to festering questions about whether he was born in the United States.
The certificate, released Wednesday and posted on the White House website, says Obama was born in Hawaii, which makes him eligible to hold the office of president.
Obama said Wednesday he was bemused over conspiracy theories over his birthplace, and said the media's obsession with the "sideshow" issue was a distraction in a "serious time."
"We don't have time for this kind of silliness," Obama said, adding that he was puzzled that the controversy fanned by conservative pundits and some of his political foes had rumbled on for two-and-a-half years.
Obama spoke in an extraordinary political moment after the White House released the document, showing he was born in Hawaii in August 1961.
Obama previously had released a standard short form, but requested copies of his original birth certificate from Hawaii officials this week.
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