The White House released on Wednesday morning President Obama’s long form birth certificate to, once and for all, put an end to “birther” questions. In a statement released by Dan Pfeiffer, White House Communications Director, the brouhaha over the president’s birth certificate was not good for the country as it distracts from more pressing issues the nation has to face. “The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn’t good for the country. It may have been good politics and good T.V., but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country,” Pfeiffer said in a statement. The “birther” issues stemmed from the absence of Obama’s long form birth certificate which raised questions as to his birth place and if he’s eligible for the Presidency of the United States. He had released his certificate of live birth in 2008, but many “birthers” clamor for a more valid proof of his birth.
With the release of his long form birth certificate, the president hopes that the entire nation will move on to debating the bigger issues that matter to the American people and the future of the country such as reducing the deficit, dealing with high gas prices, and bringing stability to the Middle East. Meanwhile, potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has brought birther questions into the forefront of the media, says he has accomplished something by raising issues about Obama’s birth certificate. Trump said that people have long been requesting the document, but he was the only one who got the president to release it. He added that this development will boost his own potential presidential candidacy.