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Obama jokes about the Donald’s change of position on the birther issue

Time Magazine has a compilation of Donald Trump comments on Obama’s birth certificate in their new article: “Read President Obama’s Jokey Speech About his Birth Certificate.” It strikes home just how much noise Trump made on this issue and sets the stage for the transcript of a speech President Obama made to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Saturday. The speech is a serious look at what the President and the Country have accomplished, and what remains to be done. Nevertheless, the President had time for a little humor:

There’s an extra spring in my step tonight. I don’t know about you guys, but I am so relieved that the whole birther thing is over. (Laughter.) I mean, ISIL, North Korea, poverty, climate change — none of those things weighed on my mind — (laughter) — like the validity of my birth certificate. (Laughter.) And to think that with just 124 days to go, under the wire, we got that resolved. (Laughter.) I mean, that’s a boost for me in the home stretch. In other breaking news, the world is round, not flat. (Laughter.) Lord.

2 Responses to Obama jokes about the Donald’s change of position on the birther issue

  1. avatar
    Scientist September 19, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    President Obama is a very classy person, whether one agrees with his positions or not.

  2. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG. September 19, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    I think the fact that he’s got the last laugh(and the first, second, third, etc…) on the birthers, is probably the wound that cuts them the deepest. All they’ve got left to look forward to is some after-the-fact “hero” to “expose” him after he leaves office. Never mind that logistically, it makes no sense to try, as there will be nothing to gain in it.

    I don’t agree with some of Obama’s policies, but damn it if the man isn’t likable. He seems like the approachable sort, you could just have a beer with. I think my favorite bit of comedy he did, was his very own “Thanks Obama!” video. The part with the cookie being too big for his glass of milk liked to kill me!