Or maybe this is just another hoax.
Is this for real? Consider:
In 1961 a typewriter would have been used to fill out such forms. Note how all of the letters on the form are surrounded in white. How could a 1950's era type writer have produced that effect? I just checked my COLB (produced 4 years prior to his alleged birth) to confirm this. The type is written on the background, as a typewriter would normally do. The letters are not raised above the background like this. It looks to me as though the letters may have been superimposed onto the background. Of course, with all of its technology the US junta could easily have done a more convincing job at producing a counterfeit... so this oddity could actually support the legitimacy of the document.
For now, I'm not buying it, this looks like another fraud to me.
IF Trump is for real his job is not yet over. This released document needs to be scrutinized by experts and a convincing case made. Maybe there is a reason for this seemingly blatant inconsistency. If so, it needs to be explained by the experts.
IF this document is legitimate however it still does not answer the more damning question of his Indonesian citizenship. See below....
White House releases Obama birth certificateBy Rachel Rose Hartman
The White House on Wednesday morning released the president's long form birth certificate (pdf) in an attempt to put "birther" questions to rest.
"The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn't good for the country. It may have been good politics and good T.V., but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country," White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said in a statement.
The president had released his certificate of live birth in 2008, but many "birthers" said the absence of a long form birth certificate prompted questions about Obama's birthplace of Hawaii. In recent weeks potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has brought birther questions into the forefront of the media.
"At a time of great consequence for this country--when we should be debating how we win the future, reduce our deficit, deal with high gas prices, and bring stability to the Middle East, Washington, DC, was once again distracted by a fake issue," Pfeiffer said. "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."
Obama admitted at a White House press conference following the document's release Wednesday morning that he's been both amused and puzzled by the degree to which his place of birth has become an issue.
The president echoed Pfeiffer's statements saying that Americans and their representatives need to come together to solve issues such as how to "invest in our future" while tackling the federal deficit and federal debt:
But we're not going to be able to do it if we are distracted. We're not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other. We're not going to be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts. We're not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.
Though the president didn't mention Trump by name, Obama noted that when he announced his deficit plan this month, his birth certificate, not our country's economic future, dominated the news that week.
Trump on Wednesday took full credit for the release.
"I feel I've accomplished something really really important and I'm honored by it," Trump said at a press conference held during his pre-scheduled visit today to New Hampshire. Trump noted that people have long been requesting the document, but Trump was the only one who got the president to release it. Trump suggested Wednesday this development will boost his own potential presidential candidacy.
Trump said he and others are still going to have to assess the document's authenticity. We're "going to look at it. We have to see if it's real, if it's proper," Trump said. But he added that he's "sure it's the right deal" and is looking forward to moving on to more important issues such as OPEC and China.
UPDATE 9:38 a.m. EST: Story updated to reflect Donald Trump's reaction.
UPDATE 10:08 a.m. EST: Story updated to include President Obama's press comments.
My thoughts continued:
We know for a fact that Barry Soetoro (his adoptive legal name as an Indonesian citizen) attended madrasa (Muslim school) in Indonesia as a child.
We know for a fact that at that time in order to attend any public school children were required to be Indonesian citizens only. Dual citizenship was allowed there.
We know for a fact that Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian citizen, adopted Barry and named or renamed him legally as Indonesian citizen Barry Soetoro.
We know for a fact that the only way this could have been done under existing Indonesian law would have been for him to renounce any and all citizenships he may have held (whether British, Kenyan or US).
So... Even IF this COLB is legitimate and he was born in Hawaii rather than in Kenya (as several Kenyan relatives and government officials claim), he still renounced his US citizenship and is still ineligible for the office he now holds because he is not a US citizen.
Since there is no evidence of his ever re-applying for US citizenship this issue remains regardless of this document.