Obama jokes about birther movement: ‘I was born in Kenya’ (video)


Former President Barack Obama made light of the birther movement at the opening of the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on Tuesday, joking that he was born in Kenya.

He didn’t let the statement hang out there for long, however, quickly clarifying that he was born in Hawaii.

“The reason I’m so excited to see you all here today in part is because this is where I started,” Obama said, who got his start as a community organizer in Chicago.

“Now this isn’t where I was born. I was born in Kenya. That’s a joke,” he quipped amid laughter, before adding that he was born in Hawaii.

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