Video of President Obama Saying That He Was Born in Kenya- Fiction!

Video of President Obama Saying That He Was Born in Kenya- Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a link to video on the YouTube web site that shows President Obama saying that he was born in Kenya.

The Truth:

This is a digital manipulation of video footage with edited audio inserted to make it appear like a Presidential admission of his birthplace. 

The first part of the fictitious video was found on the White House media web site and was taken of President Obama addressing students in Turkey on April 7, 2009.  The audio in the original White House Video is not the same as the audio in the You Tube Video. Click here for White House video.

The Michelle Obama video portion appears to be authentic footage taken from a speech given at a LGBT Delegate Luncheon.  It has not been determined if this was an error and the First Lady strayed from the transcript of the speech and meant to say the “ancestral home.”  The original video is posted at the LGBT for Obama website

More findings on the questions regarding the birth of President Obama can be found by clicking here.

updated 07/18/2010