WASHINGTON—The White House on Wednesday released President Barack Obama's original "Certificate of Live Birth" from Hawaii amid persistent questions about his citizenship.
The long-form birth certificate, which the White House requested, says Mr. Obama was born at 7:24 p.m. on Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu.
The certificate includes signatures of the attending doctor and Mr. Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who was 18 at the time. During the campaign, the White House released a computerized abstract of Mr. Obama's birth certificate that is commonly used in Hawaii.
That version didn't include signatures or other details.
The White House had to request the long-form birth certificate, and an official traveled to Hawaii to pick it up.
Mr. Obama held a press briefing to discuss the issue and said he normally wouldn't comment on the birth debate but is doing so because it is becoming a distraction and sideshow.
He said over the last two years he has watched the debate about his birth with bemusement and amazement. Mr. Obama also said the country faces enormous challenges and "has better stuff to do," including lowering the deficit and creating jobs, than continuing to debate his birthplace.
The certificate also shows his father, Barack Hussein Obama, was 25 at the time and listed as a student with his birthplace as "Kenya, East Africa."
It says President Obama was born at Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital.
"We do not have time for this kind of silliness," Obama said.
"We've got better stuff to do. I've got better stuff to do. We've got big problems to solve. And I'm confident we can solve them, but we're going to have to focus on them -- not on this."
Trump is the least charitable billionaire in the world, donating just 3.7 million dollars to his own charity in a 20 year span.
not to mention he has bankrupted trump industries (or other corps he has lead) at least 4 times while maintaining and building his personal fortune. So, basically his business plan ends up with him profiting personally and the institution filing for bankruptcy or some other form of financial failure. Yet people seriously consider this buffoon as a presidential candidate?
That will be awesome if the choices are trump (r), obama (d), and Paul (l). though we all know that paul wont betray his beloved party that has ****ed him time and time again.
?? I understand that people associate charity with churches, but look at bill gates or warren buffet. secular humanists or atheists feel a moral obligation through the social contract, and many of the biggest philanthropists of our time are atheists.
Meanwhile, el Trumpetino does consider himself a christian, specifically a protestant.
Let me be clear, I don't like Trump, at least not as an elected official. But to be fair, the press spent more time pushing the birth certificate issue in interviews with him, than he did. The press brought it up after it was a dead topic, they kept asking about it, then all of a sudden, the perception kicked in that all he wanted to do was talk about Obama's birthing.