*Within minutes of President Obama’s speech this morning about the release of his long form birth certificate in response to persistent questioning of his American citizenship, Donald Trump responded with further doubts of its authenticity, but taking credit for the White House making it available.
Speaking at a press conference in New Hampshire, the potential presidential contender said that he’s “proud” in light of the disclosure. He added, however, “it is rather amazing that all of the sudden” the document surfaces. He suggested it should be inspected to ensure its authenticity.
While White House officials avoided mentioning Trump by name, they said they released the birth certificate partially because the issue had moved from a fringe discussion and into the mainstream media.
This morning, Trump took credit in the White House’s decision to release the president’s birth records. “I am really honored to play such a big role in hopefully, hopefully getting rid of this issue,” he said.
“Today I’m very proud of myself, because I’ve accomplished something that no one else has been able to accomplish,” said Trump on the release of the president’s birth certificate, according to NBC News. “I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true. … But he should have done it a long time ago.”