In an effort to silence the "birther" movement -- including presidential hopeful Donald Trump -- U.S. President Barack Obama today released the long form of his much talked about birth certificate.
Many people (who don't read) fail to realize that the short form of Obama's certificate of live birth was released by the White House in 2008 when Obama was elected president. The long form only contains a few more impertinent details.
The short form (which was released in 2008) is on the left.
Many critics are asking, "why now?". Why not two years ago when the issue of his citizenship first arose?
Some are suggesting that Obama, a known narcissist, only released the long form now because he fears losing something he values most (his job).
Obama told White House reporters that he had "better stuff to do" than to discuss his birth certificate that has been an emotional boilerplate since before he was elected.
“We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do,” Obama said. "We’ve got big problems to solve, and I’m confident we can solve them, but we’re going to have to focus on them, not on this."
Source: AP and DM