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Valerie Jarrett shutting down Trump: No college transcript release.

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WASHINGTON--White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett said President Obama will not release his academic records, commenting a day after Obama put out his "long form" birth certificate and Donald Trump decided to press his luck by demanding Obama's college transcripts.

"We know this is nonsense," Jarrett said in an interview on The Joe Madison Show on SiriusXM on Thursday morning."He is almost 50 years old. And he is president of the United States and I don't think anybody will debate his intelligence and so now we do need to get serious...let's just get serious...get back to focusing on what's important.

Trump, on a birther roll as he explores a 2012 GOP presidential run, claimed credit for forcing Obama to finally release the "long form," which proved what had been proved before--Obama was born in Hawaii. Trump is now on another tangent, asking why Obama never released college transcripts and wondering how he got into Occidential and Harvard.

Jarrett cuts through Trump's barely coded remarks.


Listen to Jarrett and Madison:

-_Valerie_Jarrett_on_Pres._Obama_releasing_academic_transcripts.mp3

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