Obama birth certificate: Brought to you by Donald Trump, says Donald Trump
The Obama birth certificate has been made public, shining light on exactly what it takes to get Donald Trump to shut up. Seems it must be something bigger than Obama's birth certificate, the release of which on Wednesday prompted Trump to talk even more.
"I am so proud of myself," the "Celebrity Apprentice" star said before a midday GOP fundraiser in New Hampshire and after calling for the Obama birth certificate for what may have been eternity. "I got this guy to release his birth certificate. I'm really, really happy."
President Obama had a bit to say as well at a White House news briefing after his long-form certificate of live birth was made public. "We're not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers," that "guy" said, not naming any names.
As we noted recently, Trump is not the only celebrity getting in on the Obama birth certificate action, though we wonder now if Tracy Morgan really had the president's birth certificate in Brooklyn like he said he did.
"BREAKING NEWS: The President Of The United States Of America was born in The United States Of America," actress Alyssa Milano tweeted Wednesday, right after announcing she'd be on Capitol Hill for the next few days advocating for arts funding from Congress.
Dennis Miller wanted more, tweeting, "All I'm asking is that now Obama release his lifeguard accreditation card." Sarah Palin, who Tuesday seemed more interested in Libya than anything involving who was or was not born in Kenya, challenged the media "admit it, Trump forced the issue." Kirstie Alley, after surviving elimination from "Dancing With the Stars," seemed to be asleep.
Meanwhile, arriving in an L.A. courtroom with Cy Waits to testify against a man accused of attempting to break into her house, Paris Hilton had breaking news that trumped both Obama and The Donald: Someone in the crowd tried to get his hands on her boyfriend.
"That other psycho intruder just punched Cy in the back of the head as we were walking into the court house," tweeted Hilton, who like Trump has a certain interest in hotels. "So scary!"
At least someone had her birthright priorities straight: Joan Rivers kept it real, tweeting about the lineage of those headed to the royal wedding.
"I just saw the guest list and the Royal Wedding will be jam-packed with European nobility," Rivers said. "It has more blue blood than a Smurf disaster film."
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Now that the Obama birth certificate is out, will Donald Trump set his sights to infinity and beyond? On Wednesday, he stuck to New Hampshire. Credit: Joel Page / Reuters