"What does that mean?": Birthers confused by Obama's masterful trolling of them in Kenya

"I suspect some of my critics back home are suggesting I'm back here to look for my birth certificate," he said


Scott Eric Kaufman
July 26, 2015 7:56PM (UTC)

At a state dinner in Kenya Saturday, Barack Obama joked that he "suspects some of my critics back home are suggesting that I'm back here to look for my birth certificate." Needless to say, the birthers weren't happy that the president was mocking them -- and that's only if they understood that he was, which doesn't seem to be the case with Fox News correspondent Todd Starnes:

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Some of his faithful seem to have understood, but only in their own special way:

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Some people, however, knew exactly what had happened:

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Starnes wasn't the only conservative concerned with the flip manner in which the president addressed this Very Serious Issue:

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Actually, most of us are.

Watch video of the president making the joke below via CCTV Africa.

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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