The Obama has released copies of President Obama's long-form birth certificate today.
"The president believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn't good for the country," White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer tells CNN about why it took so long. "It may have been good politics and good (television), but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country."
Pfeiffer added that it was more important to Obama's administration that they deal with reducing the country's deficit, deal with high gas prices and bring stability to the Middle East instead of being distracted by what he described as a "fake issue."
"The president's hope is that with this step, we can move on to debating the bigger issues that matter to the American people and the future of the country," Pfeiffer added.
That's all very ideal but instead of silencing the racists who don't think they're racist Obama critics out there who are always trying to find something new to criticize, this is only helping them transition to their next project, which will be trying to prove that the birth certificate was forged.
In other news, Donald Trump will react to this information tonight on CNN's John King, USA at 7pm.
Did the White House make the right move? Would this even be an issue if Obama's name was John Smith?