Oprah asks Obama about birth certificate
April 27th, 2011
05:50 PM ET
12 years ago

Oprah asks Obama about birth certificate

(CNN)- President Obama chatted with friend and supporter Oprah Winfrey about today’s big revelation, that he is indeed a U.S. citizen.

Obama said he requested and released his long-form birth certificate to “see if we can put this to rest” and turn the conversation back to serious issues, not "carnival barkers who are going around trying to get attention instead of actually solving the problems."


Filed under: Birthers • Michelle Obama • Oprah Winfrey • President Obama
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Birther Of A Nation

    Trump did a good job in rallying Democrats even stronger behind the President. We won't sit down against racism bafoons like The Donald.

    April 27, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  2. Shannon

    Someone on MSNBC just called Trump a bad comb over in a clown suit, what a great description for this racist blight on America. The Republicans have no shame, and anyone who supports them, should also hang their heads in shame.

    April 27, 2011 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  3. david

    this is a shame...the world is seeing the blattant racism America has been trying to hide all this time...im sorry birthers...its over! how come the 6% of racists in this country get all the air time???

    April 27, 2011 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Ooops, small correction, I was so excited, my bad:
    "Oh God this is too rich!! He drops the "bombshell" by RE-RELEASING his birth certificate for the 'tards, AND THEN he goes on Oprah!!!!".

    Thank you.

    April 27, 2011 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  5. BeanerECMO

    Remember, it is not his "Birth Certificate"; this is the 'long form' of the 'Certificate of Live Birth'. Further, do people realize the ramifications of the issue? I mean that's what the dems always contend, "It's the seriousness of the charge. (Whether there are any facts to back the charge or not; e.g., CBS's forged documents)". Anyway, if it's proven that he wasn't born in the States or one of its territories, then all Executive Orders, laws (appropriations and authorizations), orders sending troops into battle, etc. signed by him are null and void. Now, is that a constitutional crisis, or what?________________________________________
    I was a regressive (aka liberal progressive) until I learned to read, got a job and was mugged by willful tax and spend regressives and acolytes; i.e., unions.

    April 27, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  6. Albo58

    Ahh, Obama moving on to more serious matters...Oprah!

    April 27, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  7. the real ib

    Get off the stupid campaign trail Obama and stay in DC and work on the problems that is facing this country. You are hurting the middle class and poor people with your green agenda and lack of working on jobs. Work instead of campaign for a "change".

    April 27, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  8. cooldaddy1

    I am trying to win the argument with logic but if I have to I will start making insults.

    April 27, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  9. stayintrue

    I love the way the president left "all this silliness" behind, and flew on Air Force One to appear on Oprah Winfreys show.
    Yeah. That is right, Oprah is oh so very serious.
    Give me a break. This idiot of a president should have shown this birth certificate 2 years ago. What a dufus.

    April 27, 2011 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  10. Ted Bonebrake from Iowa

    If we follow the logic of the "Birthers" to its logical conclusion, then the only persons eligible to be President of the United States are American Indians. (So we have never had a legitimate president). These people do not understand the law or the Constitution. ANYONE born in the United States is an American citizen by law, therefore eligible to be elected president. This was clearly the intent of the founders, since many of them had parents or grandparents from other countries. This is still true today. Give it up already!

    April 27, 2011 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    What makes this suspect is that Mr. President Obama took so long to produce it, when it could have been done long before now. I smell a conspiracy. And for Donald Trump – the guy is full of himself and need to go away and hide. He is not President material and is only good for the sleeze business he is involved in – NOT the President of the United States – His mentality and arrogance does not fit the bill.

    April 27, 2011 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  12. AZrules

    Oh wow!He has time for this cow and not for the unemployed or bringing down gas prices.What no T-time available?B-ball court not open?What a waste of time the last three years have been!

    April 27, 2011 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  13. T'sah from Virginia

    What's NEXT – oh yea, he NEVER attended Harvard either – it was his twin that was born in AFRICA because after President Obama was born Hawaii, his mom flew to Africa and had his twin brother!!!

    Buchanan from MSNBC will eat his words and a few droppings because he is also barking up the "how did he get to Harvard" tree!!!!

    President Obama is a better person than all of these BIRTHERS and LIARS put together!!!

    April 27, 2011 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  14. Tim

    Could one be a carnival barker if they go on Oprah to talk about a issue instead of actually trying to solve real issues affecting Americans right now!!

    April 27, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |