President Obama discusses the release of his long form birth certificate, saying the controversy over his birth has became a “sideshow” to real problems facing the nation.
“Normally I would not comment on something like this,” the president said. But the country has “some enormous challenges out there” and that it will not be able to effectively meet “if we’re distracted. We do not have time for this kind of silliness,” Obama told reporters at the White House. “I’ve been puzzled at the degree to which this (story) just kept on going.” Watch the video below:
Here is a copy of President Obama’s long form birth certificate the White House released this morning.