Photo: Arpaio Thinks Obama's Birth Certificate is a Fake
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a much touted press conference on Thursday to announce the results of his “cold case posse” looking into the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate. Ultimately though, they hype didn’t match the results.
Rumors about Obama’s birthplace began circulating when the president was campaigning in 2008. In an effort to prove that he is a natural born citizen, Obama released his long form birth certificate last April.
However, Arpaio felt that there was significant proof that the birth certificate was forged. Mike Zullo, the lead investigator in Arpaio’s investigation, claimed that they had identified one person of interest as well as evidence that the birth certificate that was posted online in April had been digitally created.
Arpaio said, “Mr. President, please come up with some information about where you were born, and everyone will go away, and I will say I’m sorry.”
Some believe that this is simply a ploy by Arpaio to gain favor with conservatives during a tough election season but he says this is not true.
“I want truth, I don’t care where it falls,” he said.
Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the president, poked fun at Arpaio, tweeting a link to what he said was a live feed of the press conference but what was actually a video of the opening credits of “The X-Files”, a popular 90’s television show which focused on conspiracy theories.