“Saturday Night Live” has again drawn upon the ongoing issue of President Barack Obama’s refusal to release his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate in a comedy sketch in which the “president” says he’s beginning to doubt his own birthplace.

The NBC program premiered a skit in which Obama, portrayed by comedian Fred Armisen, explains how he’s been suffering from Stockholm Syndrome – the condition in which captives eventually sympathize with their captors – after being “held hostage” by Republicans over recent tax law negotiations.


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Armisen’s “Obama” then quotes Rush Limbaugh, extols the virtues of “trickle-down economics” and announces his plans to go on tour with Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly before making the following joke about his birthplace:

“In closing,” the “president” says, “let me reassure you that however long it takes, this nation’s current troubles will pass because you Americans never have and never will give up. I say ‘you Americans,’ because even though I always thought I was born here, uh, lately I begin to have my doubts.”

This is not the first time “Saturday Night Live” has made light of the lingering uncertainty over Obama’s birthplace.

Read More: By Drew Zahn, WND


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