Obama Slams Media Over Birth Certificate Issue

'We do not have time for this kind of silliness'

After weeks of a Donald Trump-inspired frenzy of coverage about Birthers—those people who deny that President Obama is eligible to hold his office, or at least question his eligibility—the president and his White House took yet another step toward putting the controversy to rest. Wednesday morning, the White House released the president's original long-form birth certificate, which proves he was born in Hawaii, and put Obama himself live on national television to discuss the release and excoriate the press for all the attention it's paid to the controversy recently.