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?”
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“I don’t know,” the conservative correspondent answered, adding he wants to see Obama’s birth certificate.
Read More: By ALEXANDER BURNS, Politico