Behind the scenes: Obama's birth certificate bombshell
April 27th, 2011
04:37 PM ET
12 years ago

Behind the scenes: Obama's birth certificate bombshell

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama pulled the pin from the birther hand grenade, lobbed it into the White House briefing room, and bolted for Chicago to chat things up with the queen of talk Oprah Winfrey.

"We do not have time for this kind of silliness," the president said, less than an hour after top aides dropped a bombshell by releasing the long-form birth certificate proving once and for all Obama was born in the U.S.A.
It was completely unexpected. "I'm just stunned," exclaimed one reporter.


Filed under: Birthers • President Obama
soundoff (36 Responses)

    Here come the trolls in 3...2....1....

    April 27, 2011 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  2. Edward

    Looks like the birthers will have to find a new way to rationalize their racism.

    April 27, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  3. New Age Independant

    "We do not have time for this kind of silliness," Good thing it only took him THREE YEARS to produce the document. Yeah, sounds like leadership material to me.


    April 27, 2011 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Sorry Beaner, but what was released today is, in fact, the real and true birth certificate that was signed, stamped, certified, etc., in 1961 and kept as an official, unrelease-able record by Hawaii officials and only given out pursuant to a FOIA request made by the very person whose birth it certifies. The birther issue is DEAD...DONE...GONE...OVER...we are now in AFTERBIRTH if you want to continue with the nonsense, be our guest, but you only legitimize all the accusations leveled at people like yourself as to what is truly the underlying motivation for your pathological denial.

    April 27, 2011 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama


    Except, that it proved absolutely nothing. The man has had two years and all the resources of the federal government to make a piece of paper and get the story straight. Might have meant something if he had done it two years agio when asked.
    This is EXACTLY why you crazy Birthers get called every name under the sun that identifies you as "mentally challenged".
    The SAGA continues...................

    April 27, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. No_Surprise

    Lets try again. See what $2 M can buy these days. What a bargin.

    April 27, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  7. Willing to admit pro Obama - from Canada

    I have said it on other articles and I will say it again. There is only one way to let Donald Trump know what we think of him. DO NOT WATCH CELEBRITY APPRENTICE EVER AGAIN. And please – pass this message along!

    April 27, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  8. Albo58

    After 2 years and more importantly, after his poll numbers hit new lows, this arrogant President finally showed a document that he could have done a long time ago. He intentionally withheld it to gather empathy from his lib base against those mean old Americans that were naturally curious about a POTUS with so little background info availible. So, when will learn how he got into Harvard?

    April 27, 2011 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  9. D-NICE

    Well, I see there are still a few on here that don't believe it. Anyone that still has questions about Obama's birth certificate is a total idiot and probably should have their right to vote stripped, because these people do not have the mental capacity to make an informed decision.

    April 27, 2011 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  10. AZrules

    All of you left-wing nuts can go off the deep end when a national newscaster said he had proof of Bush's military service was fraud and was proven to be a hoax,made up by anti-government nut job left-wing like yourself.And then you idiots kept saying it was real when it was proven false!So shut the he77 up about birthers!We don't care what you think!

    April 27, 2011 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  11. T'sah from Virginia

    President Obama – thank you for putting these BIRTHERS in their place. But if it was me – I would NEVER had done it. But on another note – I understand why you did!!!

    Remember when "the TRUMPet" said his so-called "investigators" said the birth certificate was MISSING?????? Missing!!!!! I guess this would be the BEST TIME to come out with the certificate just to prove to that LOUD-mouth, arrogant, LOSER that he is HEAD STRONG and DEAD WRONG!!!

    What IRKS me the most – TRUMPet is trying to WIN on this!!!

    April 27, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
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