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‘Made in the USA’: Obama 2012 campaign selling birth certificate-themed mugs and T-shirts

Chris Moody Contributor
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President Obama’s campaign arm is selling T-shirts with the president’s birth certificate printed on the front, which can be yours today for a donation as low as $25 to the re-election campaign.

“There’s really no way to make this stuff completely go away,” said Julianna Smoot of BarackObama.com in an email. “The only thing we can do is laugh at it — and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke.”

Obama released his birth certificate publicly in April in response to claims that he was not born in the United States, which would disqualify him under the Constitution to hold the nation’s highest office. The president was born in Hawaii.

The campaign site urges supporters to wear the shirts at campaign events over the next year and a half.

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