President Barack Obama Makes Birth Certificate Joke on Kenya Trip

Posted: July 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

President Barack Obama Makes Birth Certificate Joke on Kenya Trip

NBC News ^ | 07/25/2015 | ELIZABETH CHUCK

Posted on 7/25/2015, 8:18:26 PM by SeekAndFind

If you can’t beat members of the “birther” movement, join ’em.

That’s the approach President Barack Obama took on Saturday night in Kenya, his father’s homeland, when he made a wisecrack about his birthplace — which suspicious critics have harped on for years.

“Some of my critics back home might be suggesting I’m here to look for my birth certificate,” Obama said while making a toast at a state dinner hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta. “That’s not the case.”

In 2011, Obama made his birth certificate public after so-called birthers questioned his eligibility to be president, claiming he was not a U.S. citizen. The certificate lists Honolulu, Hawaii, as his place of birth.

But the controversy persisted, with birthers insisting the detailed birth certificate was a fake, and that the president was in fact born in Kenya. The issue resurfaced earlier this week when outspoken Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told CNN he still believes the birth certificate was forged.

Obama’s quip during the Kenyan state dinner was met with laughs.

His visit to Kenya marks the first time a sitting U.S. president has traveled to the East African nation, and fulfilled a wish of many Kenyans, who see him as one of their own. On Friday evening, Obama reconnected with Kenyan family, some of whom were present at Saturday night’s dinner.

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