Washington — In the last few weeks, the President Obama birther claims have gained steam with Donald Trump at the forefront of the allegation that the president wasn’t born in the United States of America.
Well, contrary to what many thought, President Obama actually answered the birth certificate question when ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked him in an interview that aired this past Friday.
Here was the president’s response:
“I think that over the last two and a half years there’s been an effort to go at me in a way that is politically expedient in the short-term for Republicans. But [it] creates, I think a problem for them when they want to actually run in a general election where most people feel pretty confident the President was born where he says he was, in Hawaii. He doesn’t have horns … we’re not really worrying about conspiracy theories or birth certificates … The vast majority of Americans across the country — Democratic or Republican — really want this election to be about growing the economy, getting control of the deficit, preparing the future for our kids. And my suspicion is that anybody who is not addressing those questions is going to be in trouble. I think they may get a quick pop in the news. They may get a lot of attention. But ultimately, the American people understand this is a serious, sober time.”