April 28th, 2011
07:49 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama: 'Nobody checked my ID at the door'

Washington (CNN) - President Obama seemed to take aim at Donald Trump Wednesday evening in New York when he said the reasoning behind the release of his long form birth certificate was “trying to remind the press and trying to remind both parties that what we do in politics is not a reality show. It’s serious.”

The remarks came the same day that Trump, the businessman, reality television personality and possible contender for the 2012 GOP nomination, said he was “proud” of his efforts and took credit for the release of Obama’s long form birth certificate earlier in the day.

“Today was a fun day,” the president said as he began his remarks. “Nobody checked my ID at the door.”


Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Donald Trump • President Obama
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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Rudy NYC:
    When the truth of life is depressing, we must push on and seek higher truths.
    My father in-law, a Black man. became a surgeon in St Louis Missouri during the mid 1930's. Against all odds, and definitely against the 'depressing truth' of that era. What he realized though, and I wholeheartedly subscribe to, is that in spite of whatever 'truth' you may be facing or are up against if you have the will, the ability,and the inclination you can and will overcome it and create your OWN truth. A truth that will stand as indisputable even against the raging storm of the
    naysayers and the haters. Thus my sincere and utmost respect for our first Africa-American president.
    Obama 2012

    April 28, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  2. Curt

    Someone should have. He is a fraud and a dangerous example of the dumbing down of the American people. Ever see the movie "Idiocracy"? It is slowly becoming a reality...

    April 28, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  3. Branco Oliveira

    I find it hard to understand how a person "not" born in this country gets the credibilit­y to question who is or is not born in this country, regardless of who that person is.

    In this case however, I think the person in question should be deported back to where they came from if they can not accept the will of the American people when it comes to electing our leaders.

    Perhaps Israel or Moldavia will take her back. We have enough bigots of our own without importing more.

    April 28, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. arturo

    @ ET Seriously Obama put us in this financial crisis!!!... Do ya think maybe, just maybe it could have been an idiot repub president before him!!!!!!

    April 28, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  5. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    There was a great disturbance in the" Force" as millions of birthers suddenly cried out in pain and were suddenly silenced.

    April 28, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  6. Sniffit

    "Hey Obama – you've already milked as many political points you could out of this rediculous issue. And yesterday, you stated that "there's much more important issues" and that "you didn't have time for this nonsense". I agree. So why don't you follow your own advice and let it go?"

    I'm sorry, but all I hear is "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!"

    April 28, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  7. Enitan

    No. he should not let it go.

    For more than 2 years, these ignorants have been on his case about where he was born.

    Please Mr. President, we the people with half of a brains will like for you to get angry and make more fun at these idiots.

    They started it, now Mr. Obama finish it for them.

    It hilarious. He finally cut their wagging tails off.

    More power to you Mr. President.

    What a bunch of sore loosers

    April 28, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  8. Peter E

    Right-wingers keep saying Obama is embarrassing the country on a world stage by shaking hands the wrong way with foreign leaders. Well what do you consider the constant, ridiculous conspiracy claims by them that Obama has to prove beyond unreasonable doubt that he was born in this country? Will the right-wing not stop until the whole world is laughing at us?

    April 28, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  9. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Birthers are basically just sore losers who live in an alternate reality where McCain was elected... oh, and in that alternate reality McCain wasn't born in teh Panama Canal Zone but in Jesusland in the heart of America.

    April 28, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
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