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Published:May 1st, 2011 14:21 EST
Under Mounting Pressure Obama Releases Birth Certificate

Under Mounting Pressure Obama Releases Birth Certificate

By Nikki Savastone

In an attempt to quell birther allegations that President Barack Obama does not meet the natural-born citizen requirement of the presidency, a complete birth certificate was released on the 27th of April. This comes after a short form birth certificate was released before his election in 2008.

The Hawaiian birth certificate states Barack Hussein Obama II was born on the island of Oahu to a Kenyan father and American mother on August 4, 1961.
   
"We do not have time for this kind of silliness," stated Obama during the White House press conference. 

While the birther conspiracy theory has been circulated since Obama`s election to office, rumored presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking credit for forcing the White House to release the long form birth certificate. He began highlighting the controversy during media appearances last month.
"I`m very proud of myself, because I`ve accomplished something that no one else has been able to accomplish," Trump explained during a New Hampshire press conference, I am really honored to play such a big role in hopefully, hopefully getting rid of this issue."

However, President Obama cited increased media coverage as the reason for the release and its growing infringement on successful political discussion. "We`re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers," said Obama. He ended the press conference without taking questions.