President Obama spoke to the White House press corps after the certificate was released, and said that the big debates over the country's fiscal situation cannot be solved if the country is distracted by false stories about where he was born.
"We do not have time for this kind of silliness," President Obama said. "I am confident that the American people and American political leaders can get together and solve these problems. We always have," he said. "We aren't gonna be able to do it if we are distracted."