White House press secretary Robert Gibbs confronted WorldNetDaily correspondent Lester Kinsolving in the White House briefing Thursday, challenging the reporter to say whether he believed President Obama is a U.S. citizen after questioning the authenticity of Obama’s Social Security number.
In the last question of the day, Kinsolving asked Gibbs “why the president is using a Social Security Number reserved for Connecticut applicants” – alluding to a popular conspiracy theory among some who question the president’s citizenship.
Gibbs began to reply, saying he was “amazed” by the question, before interrupting himself to ask directly: “Do you think the president was born here, Lester? Do you think the president was born in the United States?”
“I don’t know,” the conservative correspondent answered, adding he wants to see Obama’s birth certificate.
Read More: By ALEXANDER BURNS, Politico
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