President Barack Obama may have released his birth certificate this spring to debunk rumors that he was born outside the United States, but old school crooner Pat Boone maintains that our nation’s leader originated in Africa and has shown the world “a photo-shopped fraud.”
Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Beverly Hills tea party member said he interacted with Kenyans a while back who claim Obama was born in Kenya.
“I was in Kenya a year and a half ago and everybody said, ‘You know, he was born here,”’ Boone told the northern California-based publication at a California GOP event last week.
The singer argued that the president is putting millions towards “hiding all of his records” and that esteemed “experts” have dubbed the certificate a fake.
“Why else would he be hiding all of his records? He’s spending millions of dollars so that we do not have his records,” Boone said. “And experts have already looked at and been able to verify that this long-form document is a fraud… But the media ignores it… A total fraud. A photo-shopped fraud.”
Earlier this year, Obama made his birth records public, following billionaire Donald Trump’s insistence that the president release the documents and negate so-called ‘birthers’ who accuse the president of being foreign-born.
The “Celebrity Apprentice” host even took credit when copies of Obama’s birth certificate hit the Internet.
“Today I’m very proud of myself, because I’ve accomplished something that no one else has been able to accomplish,” Trump said at a press conference after the White House announced it would release the certificate. “I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true… But he should have done it a long time ago.”
Follow Laura on Twitter
Watch: Boone talk birtherism