PROOF That Obama Was Born In Kenya – Or Not (VIDEOS)

Author: March 20, 2013 10:07 pm

Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 6.22.01 PMA Facebook page believes they have answered the question of the decade. Where was President Obama born? According to a video they’ve “uncovered,” the answer – right from the horse’s mouth – is Kenya. Here’s the transcript:

“Maybe I’m not an American citizen. Some people said he has a forged birth certificate. Well first of all, it’s true, I’m not American. I was not born in Hawaii. I wasn’t born in the United States of America. I come from Kenya and so I think people saw my election as proof, as testimony that our society has continued to become more and more…(video ends).”

Here’s the video. Be sure to turn your volume way up.

It’s pretty shocking, right?

Maybe not if you spend just a moment analyzing the video. The actual video shows the President saying only a handful of words. Throughout the rest, we only hear the President talking. Of course, that alone is proof of nothing. In Mitt Romney’s now infamous 47% video, we don’t really see him saying anything.

In the age of video, there is really only one way to get to the bottom of the issue, another showing of the same event.

The video shown on Facebook comes from the President speaking to a group of students in Turkey in August of 2009. The transcript and video are both on the White House website.


So, what are the actual words we can see coming from the President’s mouth in the Facebook video?

“I was not born.”

“and so I think that people saw my election as proof – as testimony that…”

That’s it. Those two partial lines.

In the real video, he did actually say those words, but not quite in that context.

“You know, in terms of my election, I think that what people felt good about was it affirmed the sense that America is still a land of opportunity. I was not born into wealth. I wasn’t born into fame. I come from a racial minority. My name is very unusual for the United States. And so I think people saw my election as proof, as testimony, that although we are imperfect, our society has continued to improve; that racial discrimination has been reduced; that educational opportunity for all people is something that is still available. And I also think that people were encouraged that somebody like me who has a background of living overseas, who has Muslims in his family — you know, that I might be able to help to build bridges with other parts of the world.”

and

“You know, in terms of my election, I think that what people felt good about was it affirmed the sense that America is still a land of opportunity. I was not born into wealth. I wasn’t born into fame. I come from a racial minority. My name is very unusual for the United States. And so I think people saw my election as proof, as testimony, that although we are imperfect, our society has continued to improve; that racial discrimination has been reduced; that educational opportunity for all people is something that is still available. And I also think that people were encouraged that somebody like me who has a background of living overseas, who has Muslims in his family — you know, that I might be able to help to build bridges with other parts of the world.”

The rest of the content doesn’t appear to be part of the speech at all.

Here’s the undoctored video. Turn your audio back down. The statements start at 33:12.

If you don’t feel like going that far through the video, PolitiFact debunked it back when the video first appeared. In fact, it originated in much better quality from a humor video site called, ObamaSnippets.com. Here’s their video that starts out saying it’s a “spoof.”

Of course, the truth will be completely over the heads of followers of the aptly named page, “Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children.”

Screen-Shot-2012-12-27-at-6.14.13-PM Wendy Gittleson grew up in a political family. Her passion is for social justice and fairness. She is the Senior Editor for Addicting Info. She lives in a union household. In her rare downtime, you’ll find her hiking or exploring the shoreline with her dogs. Follow her on her Facebook page or on Twitter, @wendygittleson
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