Last Thursday, possible presidential candidate Donald Trump said he has "real doubts" that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
Article I of the Constitution states that only natural born citizens can be president.
Trump said in an interview on NBC that he is convinced Obama's unwillingness to produce his birth certificate is enough proof that the president was not born in the U.S.
Chiyome Fukino, the former director of Hawaii's Department of Health, said that she has personally inspected the birth certificate twice, and that it "absolutely exists." Also, the Honolulu Advertiser on Aug. 13, 1961, and the Honolulu Star Bulletin, on Aug. 14, 1961, both ran birth announcements listing Obama's birth Aug. 4 of that year, according to the NBC news report.
Some political analysts say Trump's "birther" accusations could be a way to calculate his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination.
Why do you believe President Obama's citizenship is still being discussed?