The birther issue, once a fringe idea of President Obama not being born in the US, has been pushed to the forefront. That’s due in part to billionaire and potential Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump making numerous skeptical statements on Obama’s origin.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who believes Obama was born on Hawaii, was asked by CNN’s Carole Costello this morning why he hasn’t told Trump to cool it. “We live in America. He (Trump) has a right to say what he wants to say.”
Priebus accused the media of “going to town” over birther talk and said during grassroots meetings the issue never comes up. He said there are more important issues at hand. “Let’s talk about how we’re going to get this economy back on track.”
The Kenosha native also bashed Obama not working on economic recovery but instead appearing with the Jonas Brothers, going on Oprah’s show and golfing.
The President this week released his long form birth certificate from the state of Hawaii. During the Wednesday press conference, Obama said the birther issue has been a distraction from more important issues and he’s ready to get back to the “people’s work.”
Not everyone is convinced. An overnight poll shows a number of people still unpersuaded the President was born here.