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Hawaii Official Dismisses Donald Trump's Birther Claim

At this point, it's gone from ridiculous to just plain crazy for Dr. Chiyome Fukino.

The Hawaiian state health official -- who personally examined Barack Obama's original birth certificate and declared it valid -- has been asked again and again and again about the validity of Obama's birth.

Her latest round with the so-called birthers flared up during the last couple of weeks when possible 2012 presidential-hopeful Donald Trump said he wanted to see proof of Obama's birth.

For Fukino, she's seen the proof. She's verified the proof. She's re-checked and okayed the proof. She's said everything she can possibly say to dissuade the birthers and their nutty movement.

"It’s kind of ludicrous at this point," Fukino told NBC News. "They’re going to question the ink on which it was written or say it was fabricated...The whole thing is silly."

The first time Fukino was asked to look into the whole affair was in 2008 when then-governor Linda Lingle, a Republican, asked her to make a statement about Obama's birth.

According to NBC News:"Before she would do so, Fukino said, she wanted to inspect the files — and did so, taking with her the state official in charge of vital records. She found the original birth record, properly numbered, half typed and half handwritten, and signed by the doctor who delivered Obama, located in the files. She then put out a public statement asserting to the document's validity. She later put out another public statement in July 2009 — after reviewing the original birth record a second time."

Apparently, none of this is acceptable to Donald Trump.


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