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is it true Barack Obama was born in Kenya?

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  • j153e
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    8 months ago
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    It's true he was the 44th President; some significant details of his life, despite his two autobiographies, remain deliberately obscure.

    Some issues are simply clerical errors, e.g. Danbury CT ZIP code is 06814; that's where Mr. Obama's SS# was issued, in 1977 at his request.  At the time, he lived in Honolulu, ZIP 96814.

    Other details are more noteworthy:  Mr. Obama was admitted to both Occidental and Columbia as a foreign exchange student, having been raised in Indonesia.  He received foreign aid and scholarships for undergrad and Harvard Law, under the rubric of being a low-income foreign student.

    In 2008 Fox News called a random group of 400 of Columbia classmates of Mr. Obama's, and none of them had ever met Mr. Obama.  In the smaller group of Political Science majors, the most prominent professor, Henry Graff, has never recalled meeting him.  However, while this indicates Mr. Obama kept a low profile, he is remembered by other professors.  He was not required to write a senior thesis, and was not eligible for honors simply due to residence requirements needing to be > than 2 years.

    He has preferred to keep his academic records private, an option many politicians have exercised.

  • 8 months ago

    Obama was born in Hawaii from an American mother and a Kenyan father.

    Some people want to think he was not a legitimate president because of his skin color.  American laws state that a president must be born in America,  thus those people claim the law as a reason not to think of Obama as a legitimate president.  

    Children born abroad from Americans are considered citizens automatically;  the babies may not be considered citizens of the country they were born.  As an example,  think of employees of embassies,  who typically do not bother to return to America to give birth and use local facilities.   That baby is obviously an American citizen.

    Obama stated that he was born in Hawaii and has presented his birth certificate.  I have no reason to doubt his word.


  • 8 months ago

     His paternal grandmother said so

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    No, he was born in Hawaii. After three plus years of being out of office, it's really time to move on. 

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  • 8 months ago

    He was born someplace.

  • 8 months ago

    We KNOW his birth certificate, you have to be born an American citizen to be able to apply for the presidential job. He was checked thoroughly.

    Dude, you're ON THE INTERNET, a simple 2 second google search would have answers you.


    Obama was born on August 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the only president born outside the contiguous 48 states. He was born to an American mother of European descent and an African father.

    en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Barack_Obama

    Barack Obama - Wikipedia

  • 8 months ago

    Yes, not in Hawaii and so he wasn't qualified to be the Pres. and became the Pez.

  • Ivan
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Yes and he is a Muslim.

  • 8 months ago

    Probably not - but he said so once to get into Harvard Law,

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