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.