Tea party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has officially moved to the left of Donald Trump.
The Minnesota Republican told ABC's George Stephanopoulos Wednesday that the certificate of live birth released by then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008 should satisfy "birthers" who don't believe he is a natural born U.S. citizen.
"I have the president's certificate right here," Stephanopoulos told her. "It’s certified, it’s got a certification number. It’s got the registrar of the state signed. It’s got a seal on it. And it says 'this copy serves as prima facie evidence of the fact of birth in any court proceeding.'"
"Well then that should settle it," she said.
"So it’s over?" the ABC host asked.
"That’s what should settle it. I take the president at his word and I think– again I would have no problem and apparently the president wouldn’t either. Introduce that and we’re done. Move on," Bachmann replied.
Last night on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, Bachmann likewise claimed that Obama "should show his birth certificate" to settle the issue -- apparently unaware that he had done so in 2008. Similarly, it was clear from her appearance with Stephanopoulos that she was utterly unaware that the document he presented to her was the same birth certificate that Trump and other Birthers claim doesn't establish the president's native Hawaiian birth.
Trump first revealed he had some doubts that Obama was a U.S. citizen during an interview with ABC News' Ashleigh Banfield in March.