Barack Obama produced his long form birth certificate today, proving once and for all that he was, in fact, born in the United States. This is terrible news for two groups: birthers, who now have no way to claim that Obama was raised in some sort of Kenyan terrorist Presidential infiltration camp; and comedians, who mined a wealth of material from the crazy birthers and their claims. Here’s a look back at the birther-mocking that was.
Jon Stewart posited the theory that Obama’s Hawaii birth announcement was part of a “Nigerian prince” scam.
Stephen Colbert took things one step further, demanding that, in addition to his birth certificate, Obama produce a rap certificate to prove he did not appear in the video for Tag Team’s “Whoomp! There It Is.”
Birther-come-lately Donald Trump claimed to find it odd that no one remembered Barack Obama from childhood. He really shouldn’t have mentioned childhood, as it gave Jimmy Fallon a golden opportunity to craft a 6-year-old Donald Trump impression. “Please enjoy the Trump sandbox, the finest sandbox in the world. This is my girlfriend Natasha. She’s two and a half.”