President Obama took time during his Kenya visit to drag out the birth-certificate issue again – just as he did in April and in March – and do some drive-by mocking of those who still question where he was born.
He said, during a 45-minute speech to the country that focused mostly on economic development: “I am proud to be the first American president to come to Kenya. And of course, I’m the first Kenyan-American to be president of the United States. That goes without saying.”
Previously, Obama delivered remarks that contained self-deprecating statements about his origin of birth.
At the dinner sponsored by State officials, Obama said: “I suspect that some of my critics back home are suggesting that I’m back here to look for my birth certificate.”
After the crowd laughed, he intoned: “That is not the case.”
This is the third time in just a few months Obama has brought up the birth-certificate matter at a very public venue. During the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April, Obama spoke through comedian Keegan-Michael Kay to assure, in angry tones, “I have a birth certificate. … I have a hot diggity, daggity, mamase mamasa mamakusa birth certificate, you dumb-ass crackers,” Breitbart reported.
And a month earlier, Obama used his Gridiron Club dinner platform to speak of his longtime friendship with Clarence Page, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune.
He said then, as WND previously reported: “[We go] way back. Before he took office, he felt comfortable asking me for tips on being a successful black president. And I told him, you want to keep your birth certificate handy.”
As WND has also reported, a range of politicians and American figures, from billionaire and presidential candidate Donald Trump to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, from Arizona, have questioned the authenticity of the birth certificate Obama’s team has presented to the public.
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