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Washington — President Obama slammed the media specifically reporter Chuck Todd from MSNBC for entertaining the “carnival barkers” who wouldn’t put the birther issue to rest.

The White House released Obama’s birth certificate earlier this morning to quell the talk that he wasn’t born in the U.S. once and for all.

The birther issue seemed to die early last year, but came back to the forefront when Donald Trump made it his main talking point recently when he began talks of running for office in 2012.

Obama made it a point today to tell the American public that it’s time for us all to stop the “silliness.”

“I know that there is going to be a segment of people for which no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest,” Obama said. “But I am speaking for the vast majority of the American people as well as for the press. We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have better stuff to do. I have got better stuff to do. We have got big problems to solve.”

“We are not going to be able to do it if we are distracted, we are not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other … if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts, we are not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by side shows and carnival barkers,” the president declared earlier.

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