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Want an ad-free experience? Subscribe to Independent Premium. Trump , who says he is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination and spent the day campaigning in New Hampshire, it allowed the White House to use Mr.
Obama said, a clear reference — if not by name — to Mr. Unfortunately his campaign politics and talk about birth certificates is distracting him from our No. False accusations about Mr. Trump, the real estate developer and reality television host who has used the issue as a media magnet. Obama was born in another country; 45 percent of Republicans said they believed that. Some Democratic activists crowed Wednesday that Mr. Obama had slyly offered a contrast between the president and his likely Republican challengers.
But White House aides turned back that suggestion, saying it would have been more politically savvy to let the Republicans continue to question his birth certificate since the conservatives most interested in that issue are unlikely to vote for Mr.
Obama anyway. John Harwood and Michael D.
The birth certificate, which is posted on the White House Web site, shows that Mr. Obama was born in Honolulu and is signed by state officials and his mother. It is more detailed than the one officials presented during the campaign, showing the name of the hospital where Mr.
Obama was born and including the signature of the attending physician. Hawaii does not normally release the long-form certificate, but did so in response to a request for a waiver of state policy by Mr. Obama and his lawyers. In a news conference Wednesday morning that produced split-screen images on cable television networks, Mr. Trump claimed credit for forcing Mr. View all New York Times newsletters. Chatter on Internet forums suggested that hard-core conspiracy buffs were unlikely to be convinced by the White House disclosure.
Several postings suggested that the document might be a forgery; others sought to shift the topic to questions about Mr. White House officials said they hoped to at least bring an end to discussion of the topic in the mainstream news. Obama said.