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The candidate's promise to address the issue directly comes after his campaign on Thursday night issued a statement asserting that Trump "believes" Obama was born in the U.S.
And in a bizarre twist, the statement said Trump took credit for "compelling President Obama to release his birth certificate" and putting an end to an "issue that Hillary Clinton and her team first raised."
"Having successfully obtained President Obama’s birth certificate when others could not, Mr. Trump believes that President Obama was born in the United States," the statement read.
"President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period," Trump said at the event at his new hotel in Washington, D.C. "Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again."
The Republican presidential candidate originally billed the event as a "major announcement," but it turned into an advertisement for his new hotel and an endorsement session by medal of honor recipients. Nearly thirty minutes into the event, he made his statement regarding Obama's birthplace then abruptly walking off stage, ignoring questions by the press.
originally posted by: JAY1980
You do realize the whole "Birther movement" was started by the Hillary camp during the 2008 election right? Trump has simply questioned the official narrative.
originally posted by: intrptr
So along wth blaming Russia for hacking the DNC and accusing Trump of being in league with Putin,
Hillary started the birther movement about Obama, too?
What a sore loser.
originally posted by: conspiracy nut
a reply to: FamCore
Gary Johnson has had actual success as governor of New Mexico. Trump has weaseled his way into politics by appealing to the lowest common denominator and making them his base, with every outrageous claim he has gotten more and more voters first by saying Obama was born in Kenya.
originally posted by: odzeandennz
off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift