When investigators found the papers Donald Trump furnished to prove his own American birth weren't official, the egomaniacal entrepreneur was sent scrambling for genuine documents of his own. Following a controversial right-wing rabble-rousing appearance on "The View," "The Donald" released the real thing to ABC News.
Odd coincidence: I didn't have possession of my own birth certificate until 2008, when I obtained one from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for dealings with the Social Security Administration, who accepted it without question. It is very similar in form to what Hawaii issued for Mr. Obama... I believe my mother had a hospital certificate much like Mr. Trump's. They were common in that era.