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On air 1700GMT: Obama's birth certifcate

Nuala McGovern Nuala McGovern | 15:14 UK time, Wednesday, 27 April 2011

obama birth cert

Click here to see US President Obama's long form birth certificate.

This topic was discussed on 27 April 2011. Listen to the programme.

Mr. Obama just released it with a statement and wow has the conversation erupted online in the past hour!

Mr. Obama's birth certificate is a document that has been the subject of heated debate for years, most recently since Donald Trump revived it while mulling a run for US president. Mr. Obama released it to try and put a stop to debate over where he was born and arguments over whether he was in fact eligible to be president.

Here's a little of what President Obama said:
"We do not have time for this kind of silliness" and "We have better stuff to do. I have better stuff to do. We have problems we have to solve but we're gonna have to focus on them, not on this."

And , here's a little of what you are saying:

Ajordat‎ tweets if you think Obama was born elsewhere... long-form certificate has been released. There are far better reasons to attack him

chrislehmann‎ RT @thejlv: The fact that Obama HAS to put out his birth certificate to validate a guy with a fake reality show proves the US' racism.

johncleaver‎ tweets Yes, Obama has a birth certificate, publicly viewable on his website. Does anyone actually believe the birthers will shut up now? #nope

panopticon13‎ tweets I will not be satisfied until Obama releases the long-form video of his mother giving birth. #NewBirther

What do you make of it? Good move? Suprised? Was it necessary? Do you still have doubts about his country of origin? Wherever you stand on the issue, we'd really like to hear from you.

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