The 44th and current president of the United States, Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture.
What Obama actually said:
"There is no region in the world that we consider more vital than the Asia-Pacific region," he told chief executives gathered for a regional economic summit.
Your Messiah said Hawaii was in ASIA,so deal.