Obama worked over the news media followers yesterday instead of focusing on national concerns: “I have been puzzled at the degree to which this thing just kept on going. We do not have time for this kind of silliness.” Trump had just forced him to publicly reveal the never before seen birth certificate and was very proud of it. Obama was on his way to Oprah.
Back once again in the Oprah world Obama and My Butt sat majestically on the couch which will soon fade into TV land history. Oprah: “By the time this airs it will be all over the world that you outed the birth certificate, you let us see the birth certificate… It’s confirmed again that you were born… once again in the United States. Why did you wait so long…” Both My Butt and Obama eagerly interrupted throughout yet Obama never answered her question.
Obama’s next stop was New York for additional fundraising. The birth certificate issue was not left behind. Starting off the fundraisers: “My name is Barack Obama. I was born in Hawaii, the 50th state of the United States of America.”
The AP reported Obama as ‘a voice of reason’. What was his reason for not answering Oprah? Why did ‘silliness’ become an integral theme in campaigning later? Who do you fear more, Obama or Trump?