President Obama Sits Down with "Oprah"

By Eric Alt
|  Thursday, Apr 28, 2011  |  Updated 6:36 AM PDT
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President Barack Obama jokes with Oprah Winfrey just hours after releasing a long-form version of his Hawaiian birth certificate.

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President Barack Obama jokes with Oprah Winfrey just hours after releasing a long-form version of his Hawaiian birth certificate.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama taped their May 2nd appearance on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" just hours after the President attempted to silence the growing furor over his birth certificate with a national press conference.

Oprah booked the First Couple as part of her march towards the May 25th finale of her long-running daytime talk show. She also recently confirmed that author James Frey, who famously had the veracity of his supposed memoir "A Million Little Pieces" questioned by Oprah a few years back, would be returning to the show during the final weeks.

Naturally, the subject of the President's recent birth certificate debacle came up during the taping.

An exasperated Mrs. Obama threw her hands in the air and exclaimed, "He was born here!" before the President himself made light of the situation.

"Can I just say? I was there, so I knew that -- I knew I had been born. I remembered it."

President Obama went on to admit he was surprised and confused by all the attention being paid to his birth, when the country faced serious deficit issues. He claimed that the "serious decisions" the country has to make regarding its future were being overwhelmed by nonsense.

The full episode will air Monday, May 2nd.

Selected Reading: CBS, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times

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