Trump Campaign Says He Believes Obama Born In US

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Donald Trump’s campaign says the Republican presidential candidate now believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

The campaign statement Thursday night follows an interview published by The Washington Post in which Trump declined to say whether he believes Obama was born in Hawaii.

Trump helped fuel the rise of the “birther” movement, which claimed Obama was born outside the U.S. and thus ineligible to be president.

The statement from Trump spokesman Jason Miller accuses Clinton of launching the birther movement during her unsuccessful primary run against Obama in 2008.

Miller says Trump ended the “ugly incident” by compelling Obama to release his birth certificate.

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