ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports:
Faced with critics, like most recently Donald Trump, who are calling for the White House to release President Obama’s birth certificate, the White House declared today that this is a “settled issue” and lingering questions are just a “distraction.”
“We have a lot of problems confronting us,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said when asked about the “birther” claims at today’s briefing, “it’s an unfortunate distraction from the issues that I think most Americans care about.
The White House is dubbing this a “settled issue.”
“The birth certificate that the campaign put up online has been available for everyone to see around the globe,” Carney said from the White House podium today, “ It's the same birth certificate you get to get a driver's license and so on. Anybody who was born in Hawaii who asks for their birth certificate gets the same thing that we — this — the campaign and the White House has provided to the press.”