In an attempt to finally put the question about his US citizenship to rest, President Barack Obama released his “long-form” birth certificate.
The so-called birther movement, which contends that Obama was not born in Hawaii despite all evidence pointing to the fact that he was born there, gained steam in recent weeks thanks to professional millionaire Donald Trump’s campaign.
Obama released the certificate to prove that he holds US citizenship and has held it since he was born in 1961.
The president addressed the press and said he was puzzled about why people thought that he was not a US citizen. Obama didn’t dwell on the issue long, however, and said that there were more important issues for him, and the rest of the country, to tackle.
“We do not have time for this silliness,” he said. “We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do. We’ve got big problems to solve.”
According to the most recent CNN/New York Times poll, approximately 25 percent of Americans believe that President Obama was not born in the US.