Iconic singer, actor and WND columnist Pat Boone is unconvinced by President Obama’s release of an image of a Hawaiian “Certificate of Life Birth” in support of his claim to be constitutionally eligible for the presidency.
“I was in Kenya about a year and a half ago, and everyone there says, you know, your president was born here,” he told an interviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Boone described the image released April 27 by the White House – an image that numerous experts in documents, computers and imaging have described as a fake – as a “Photoshopped fraud.”
The Chronicle confronted Boone at a GOP event in California recently.
He said he had heard the tape recording of Obama’s grandmother claiming to have been present in Mombasa when Obama was born.
“Some say she didn’t understand the question. One thing for sure,” Boone said, “She understood to say I was there. Where it was, it wasn’t Hawaii.”
He said the documentation released by Obama isn’t real.
“Definitely,” he said, “Why else would he be hiding all his records? He’s spending millions of dollars so that we do not have his records.
“Experts have already looked at and been able to verify that this long form document is a fraud,” he continued “It was photoshopped.”
WND has reported on multiple legal challenges to Obama over whether he is a “natural-born citizen.” The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”
Some of the lawsuits question whether Obama was born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama’s American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.
Other challenges have focused on Obama’s citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.
Further, others question his citizenship by virtue of his attendance in Indonesian schools during his childhood and his travel to Pakistan three decades ago when U.S. passport holders were banned.