Texas Gov. Rick Perry
The latest person expressing a bit of doubt about the authenticity of Barack Obama’s purported birth certificate is none other than Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
The Republican presidential hopeful is the subject of a long question-and-answer report in today’s edition of Parade Magazine.
The relevant portion concerning the issue of the president’s eligibility was addressed briefly in this transcript:
Q: Governor, do you believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States?
Perry: I have no reason to think otherwise.
Q: That’s not a definitive, “Yes, I believe he”–
Perry: Well, I don’t have a definitive answer, because he’s never seen my birth certificate.
Q: But you’ve seen his.
Perry: I don’t know. Have I?
Q: You don’t believe what’s been released?
Perry: I don’t know. I had dinner with Donald Trump the other night.
Perry: That came up.
Q: And he said?
Perry: He doesn’t think it’s real.
Q: And you said?
Perry: I don’t have any idea. It doesn’t matter. He’s the President of the United States. He’s elected. It’s a distractive issue.
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