Perry Now Says “No Doubt” Obama Is American Citizen

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Rick Perry now is saying that he has no doubt that President Barack Obama is an American citizen.

The Texas governor made the comment in an interview with Bay News 9’s “Political Connections” in Tampa, Fla., and the St. Petersburg Times.

Perry said that he was just — in his words — “having some fun with Donald Trump” when he stoked widely debunked claims that Obama was born outside of the United States.

Perry says he wasn’t expressing doubts about Obama when he raised the issue in a series of media interviews. In one he said that the birth certificate issue as “a good issue to keep alive.”

On Tuesday, he refused to answer a reporter’s direct question about whether he believed the president was born in the United States.

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  • altha

    Someone please send this fool home to Texas, if the people vote for this fool I pity them.

  • debbie

    Google the name Barry Soetoro & see the AKA. You won’t hear this in the news as people want this secret to be kept.

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