(THE HILL) -- President Obama’s former personal aide said Wednesday that the president was so “irritated” by controversy over his birthplace that he wanted to hold an “impromptu press conference” when he discovered the long-form version of his birth certificate, only to be dissuaded by his advisers.
Reggie Love, the former body man to the president, told UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs that the delay in producing the president’s birth certificate was because when “your parents don’t live together (and) you travel all over the world, documents get lost.”
“He wanted to just have an impromptu press conference, just walk in to the press briefing room in the White House and put it down on the podium. And everyone was like ‘That’s a really bad idea,’ “ Love said. “But he was very gung-ho about doing it, because he was so irritated about it.”
The president did, in fact, appear before the press when the certificate was released in April 2011, decrying the issue as a “sideshow.” Read more via The Hill...