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    The President was born in the United States of America, at Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, and this is what made him a US citizen, not the citizenship of his mother.  Sadly, at the time of his birth she did not meet the standards under US law (it was later changed) that would have made her son a citizen if born overseas, because she was 17.  His father was a British subject (Kenya had not yet gained independence from the UK) so if Barack Obama Jr. had been born outside the US (he was not) then the citizenship of the child would have been a more complicated affair.  This is the exact reason why birthers like King want to fictitiously place the birth outside the US.

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