Obama Releases Birth Certificate; Trump Takes Credit


When President Obama released his Certificate of Live Birth this morning, he presented a new problem: What will Donald Trump have to talk about now?


The White House released the president's long form birth certificate in an attempt to put "birther" questions to rest. Obama admitted at a mid-morning press conference that he was amused but puzzled by the degree to which his place of birth became an issue. Obama said he needed to bring greater focus on the federal deficit and growing federal debt.

"We're not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other. We're not going to be able to do it we just make stuff up and pretend the facts are not facts," said Obama.

Meanwhile, Trump took full credit for the release.

"I feel I've accomplished something really, really important and I'm honored by it," said Trump, who happened to be visiting New Hampshire, site of next year's first presidential primary.