White House releases Obama birth certificate

2011-04-27 14:17

The White House has released the long form of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate in response to questions about whether he was really born in the US.

The certificate, released today, says Obama was born in the state of Hawaii, which makes him constitutionally eligible to hold the office of president.

Obama had earlier released a standard short form, but requested copies of his original birth certificate from Hawaii officials this week in hopes of quieting the controversy.

White House spokesperson Jay Carney said Obama felt the debate over his birthplace had become a “sideshow” that was bad for the country and political debate.

So-called “birthers” opposed to Obama have kept the issue alive.

Potential Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently began questioning why Obama had not ensured the long form was released.

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