By Jim Meyers
Responding to the release of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, Donald Trump ran a victory lap during an impromptu press conference in Portsmouth, N.H. Wednesday morning.
Trump, who had consistently called on Obama to release his full birth certificate, said he is “honored to play such a big role in hopefully getting rid of this issue. I am really proud. I am really honored. Now let’s get on to the issues.”
Trump criticized Obama, however, for not releasing his birth certificate sooner, as Trump did immediately when asked to.
And he said it is “amazing that all of a sudden” Obama’s birth certificate “materialized.”
Trump also said he would carefully review the document for authenticity.
During his conference with a hostile press, Trump moved away from the birth certificate issue to step up his attacks on the Obama administration for its dealings with China and for soaring oil prices. He slammed OPEC, claiming the cartel’s price fixing is killing the American economy.
He took issue with Obama’s claim that the president can do little to control gasoline prices, and claimed the United States has been overly protective of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and said those oil kingdom should take steps to lower the price of oil.
Trump slammed the press as well, claiming the media have largely been “very protective” of Obama. And now that Obama has released his birth certificate, Trump called on the president to release his college records and other documents he has so far declined to release.
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