AP100829028750In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, President Barack Obama shrugged off surveys showing that a significant chunk of the American population believes rumors that he is Muslim and was not born in the United States.
"I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead," he said.
"There is a mechanism, a network of misinformation that in a new-media era can get churned out there constantly," he said. "I will always put my money on the American people. And I'm not going to be worrying too much about whatever rumors are floating on, out there." (You can read the full interview transcript here.)
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