From the looks of it, President Obama isn’t the least bit concerned with whether or not Donald Trump believes he was born in the United States. As the leader of the free world, he has far more important things to be concerned with than “birtherism” and he has no intention of wasting his time on such a ridiculous load of crap.
Obama was beginning a meeting in the Oval Office regarding a trade deal with Asia. The meeting was also attended by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. ABC’s Jon Karl asked the president what his reaction was to the Trump campaign’s statement that the GOP nominee has finally realized his “birther” claims are bullshit. Without even trying, Obama took Trump and all his birther buddies down a few pegs, letting them know just how important their cockamamy concerns over his birthplace really are.
I, Jonathan, have no reaction and I’m shocked that a question like that would come up when we have so many other things so do,” Obama said.
“I’m not that shocked, actually. It’s fairly typical. We’ve got other business to attend to. I was pretty confident about where I was born, I think most people were as well. My hope would be the presidential election reflects more serious issues than that.”
The president’s remarks came just ahead of Trump’s planned event at his new Pennsylvania Avenue hotel. The Republican nominee was supposed to address the “birther” issue himself during Thursday’s event. He has championed the conspiracy theory for years but did an about-face on Thursday.
Watch President Obama effortlessly put Trump in his place, here:
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