Donald Trump‘s response to the White House’s release this morning of Barack Obama‘s live birth certificate was frankly my own: why did they wait so long?

With all the idiots out there claiming President Obama was born in Kenya plus that huge block of Republicans who right now believe the Kenya scenario, what was the upside of not producing this document and putting the issue to bed once and for all?

The certificate was physically obtained in Hawaii at Obama’s personal expense and flown back to Washington, D.C. yesterday.

From the HuffPost‘s Sam Stein: “Last Friday the president himself wrote Loretta J. Fuddy, the director of health at the State of Hawaii, requesting ‘two certified copies of my original certificate of live birth.’ Fuddy complied. Shortly thereafter, the president’s counsel, Judith Corley of the firm Perkins Coie, flew to Hawaii to pick up two copies of the form. The trip was not taxpayer funded but, rather, paid out of the president’s personal account.

“Corley returned on Tuesday at roughly 4 p.m. with the copies. The White House announced a “morning gaggle” for reporters shortly thereafter. One aide explained that they did not want to “hold” on to the documents for release on a later date.”