Son of Doctor Who Delivered Obama: 'It's Great'

Relatives of the late Dr. David Sinclair got a surprise about their family's role in American history when the president's long-form birth certificate was released Wednesday.

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President Obama discusses his birth certificate. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

The Associated Press reports that Ivalee Sinclair, the widow of Honolulu obstetrician David Sinclair, printed a copy of President Barack Obama's full birth certificate from the Internet on Wednesday and confirmed that the signature on it belonged to her late husband.

Sinclair, who died in 2003 at 81, had an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Honolulu and delivered babies all over Hawaii when Obama was born in 1961, said his son Karl Sinclair, 55, of Kailua.

Relatives said that while they previously never made the connection, looking back it makes sense that Sinclair delivered Obama because there were few obstetricians in Honolulu at the time. His six children grew up accustomed to him leaving home at all hours and holidays to deliver babies.

The family first heard about Sinclair's connection to Obama because one of their relatives was awake at 3 a.m. watching the news and saw the signature, said Dawn Yoshimura-Sinclair, who is married to another Sinclair son, Brian Sinclair.

"We can attest to the fact that it is indeed dad's signature," Yoshimura-Sinclair said. "It's not a common name over here. There's no confusion that it was dad."

... The Sinclair sons said they imagine their father would be thrilled that one of the babies he delivered grew up to be president.

"I'm just honored and proud of my father," Karl Sinclair said.

"I think it's great," said Brian Sinclair, who followed his father into medicine.

Donald Trump was also running around yesterday proclaiming that he was "so proud" and "so honored" after the birth certificate release. Call us biased, but we think, in the grand scheme of things, those statements make a little (OK, a lot) more sense coming from the Sinclair family.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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