He’s probably correct, only because he brought the fact that Obama had not released it back to the forefront.
(The Hill) — Real estate mogul and possible Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed credit Wednesday for President Obama’s decision to release his long-form birth certificate.
Trump, speaking in the key GOP primary state of New Hampshire, said he hoped the release of Obama’s birth certificate this morning, authorized by the White House, would put to rest questions about the president’s birthplace.
“Today I am very proud of myself, because I’ve accomplished something that nobody else was able to accomplish,” Trump said after landing in the Granite State.
Trump expressed some lingering skepticism of the birth certificate’s veracity, saying he wants to examine it, but said he expected to be able to move on.
“I hope that it’s true so we can get on to much more important matters. So the press can stop asking me questions,” he said. “I am really honored to have played such a big role in hopefully getting rid of this issue.”