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Whereas the birth certificate.
After more than two years of asking that question was finally answered yesterday -- president Obama's release of his long form birth certificate.
Closes it particularly ugly chapter and the politics of personal destruction.
President tries -- tried to close that chapter by cutting off Donald Trump's competing news conference with -- -- Calling the Donald a carnival barker for the birth -- campaign he waged during the past month.
So as the president come out a winner and is the case closed.
With us now New York Post columnist in my box colleague Kirsten Powers cares and it's always a pleasure welcome back to freedom watch thanks -- -- what what good did.
Was accomplished if any.
By this campaign that Donald -- champion and for which he took credit yesterday at the moment that the president was releasing his long form birth certificate.
One not nothing good that came of -- I think that it's a real low point actually in our politics the Donald Trump has even been treated as somebody that.
You know people are listening to and letting him go on you know show after show after show and make these insane accusations.
Against the president and I actually don't think the president should have released that birth certificate I was I was kind of disappointed that he did.
Did the president sort of fall into the trap but the Donald set for him more stated differently who came out better yesterday the Donald claiming.
I could get the -- it -- to get released or the president saying this is ridiculous I was born here let's move on.
That the president definitely wanted day there's no doubt about that and but not -- -- -- -- -- over Donald Trump.
-- you know I but the reason I think he shouldn't have done it isn't because he didn't come off well he did.
It's I think politically it was damaging to the Republicans and in -- roll call had a a great -- today where they interviewed at the united five or six different.
Republican strategists -- offset all they want is for this to go away because it just makes the Republican Party look completely crazy.
So if I was Obama I -- just let -- keep on going elect them.
You know be forced into having to answer questions about the birth certificate and a Republican debate.
Well you're right I mean doesn't this so called birth her issue when that when it's on the front page in the top of the fold.
Take off of the front page the economic problems there unconstitutional.
Foreign policy about the president is exercising.
Which some Republicans some libertarians and even some Democrats would rather be discussing.
Absolutely I mean I had to you know because every content really take this seriously.
And eat it and I think the -- just you know was looking more more -- -- complete the fun.
And that you know him now he does so it's even more now the president's come -- it.
You know but now he's now shifted and he wants to see Obama's Tran scripts and you know all this ridiculous -- you know that you know I just think -- That but I think look I think the reason may -- the White House did it was the -- US USA today today Gallup poll that came out and said.
I think 43% of the country's debt and believe that the president had been born and you know indeed didn't know that he was definitely born here.
Before someone like McDonald's engages in a campaign like this which really ginned up his numbers at least for the time being amongst Republican voters.
We probably take a poll and find out if there is support for this.
Otherwise how how could you explain these unbelievable numbers have been in some polls he actually was not highest.
Raided or ranking Republican -- -- on the pole.
It's easier to explain its its name gets me like 98% name recognition.
You know you engineering -- when Rudy Giuliani was calling at the top -- he was going to be our next president said.
That was complete absurdity will you know -- nice to talk about this all the time there's no way he was gonna get anywhere in Iowa.
You think Donald Trump what do you think they're gonna do with him and I realize this is just.
Who who's showing up in the polls and it's just it's all about name recognition and they're putting on him.
What they want to believe about him they don't really know who he.
Scott -- -- get about fifteen seconds is the birth or issue god is it now history is -- off the front pages.
I think it's off the front pages that look the birthers and our claiming that it was photo -- and -- other stuff I mean he can you can't reason with people who believe this kind of stuff got it.
Kirsten -- always a pleasure thanks -- thanks for having what's made of chalk.
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