Here it is: the birth certificate the world (or at least Donald Trump and the wingnut birther movement) has been waiting for…

Well that settles that, then. Or not. Try these comments from a Fox News story on for size:

“Well, the article calls this a Birth Certificate, but it’s actually a Certificate of Live birth. There’s a difference! This solves NOTHING because we already knew about this worthless piece of paper that solves and proves NOTHING!”

Or…

“The movie, ‘Catch me if you can,’ directed by Steven Spielberg. It starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken. It is true story about Frank Abagnale, Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. In the movie, Frank understood the significance of paper in making pseudo paychecks. Therefore, the way to prove once and for all the pseudo birth certificate that Obama produced is to check the quality of the paper and that it was typed on a typewriter in the 1960s.”

Or…

“My favorite part is how his mother’s name is signed differently then it is officially typed.”

Or…

“Smoke and mirrors..Once seen an entire airplane disappear on stage in Las Vegas..Amazing what a good trickster can accomplish..”

And as conservative political gossip site WorldNetDaily reports:

“The ‘Certificate of Live Birth’ document released by the White House today, if authentic, assures Americans that their president was born in Hawaii as he has said, according to two participants in a lawsuit who challenged the president’s tenure in the Oval Office. But they say it also proves he’s ineligible under the Constitution’s requirements to be president.”

Of course it does.

Which makes you wonder, in his unprecedented and humbling disclosure, why Obama even gave Trump the time of day?

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