Trump camp acknowledges Obama born in U.S., blames Clinton for ‘birther’ issue

by Victor Morton - The Washington Times  |  published on September 16, 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign moved to take the “birther” issue off the plate by releasing a statement Thursday night acknowledging that Barack Obama was born in the U.S. and even taking credit for solving the issue.

The statement accuses the Hillary Clinton campaign of bringing up the issue in the first place and says Mr. Trump deserves credit for having put the factual issue to rest by getting Mr. Obama to release his long-form birth certificate.

“Having successfully obtained President Obama’s birth certificate when others could not, Mr. Trump believes that President Obama was born in the United States,” said Jason Miller, the Trump campaign’s senior communications adviser.

Mr. Trump was asked earlier Thursday by The Washington Post whether he believed Mr. Obama was born in the U.S., and he parried the question by saying he doesn’t talk about the issue any more, is focused on other issues, and would say something at the appropriate time.

The acknowledgement aside, Thursday night’s statement repeated those concerns and said “Mr. Trump is now totally focused on bringing jobs back to America, defeating radical Islamic terrorism, taking care of our veterans, introducing school choice opportunities and rebuilding and making our inner cities safe again.”

  • stingyhollow

    I don’t believe for a moment that obama was born in the United States or Hawaii. He was born in kenya, that’s what his grandmother said, she was there when he wa was born.

  • fish53

    Just like Killary tried to throw smears at Colin Powell. He backed her to the wall and called her a “liar”. Poor thing, trying to stay in the spotlight. Your days in the spotlight are finish so go home and help take care of your grand kids. You been in Washington long enough and made many, many screw-ups just like Obumo. All those black leaders ought to be ashame of themselves backing and taking up for Killary. They are sold-out blacks! They don’t speak for the rest of the black Americans and Latinos who are voting “TRUMP”. We are sick and tired of the elites, special interests, and the establishments. They continue to get rich while the middle class and the poor gets poorer. Wake Up America! Time for “true” change!

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  • Tiger

    She did start it and they are spinning it and she tried again this AM to pull Trump into this fiasco and he brilliantly called a gathering backed by all the men/women of the military from all ranks in the audience and on stage, those who were Generals and Admirals etc and received the nation’s highest honors, they said they were the best of the “Depolables” and they spoke and backed Trump and did a good job of taking H down. Then Trump came on stage simply addressed the issue and put it to rest once and for all and said time to get back to the issues and making America great again.

  • David Stewart

    Trump, if you’re that simple-minded, perhaps I need to reassess my voting preference!

    • Tiger

      Nothing simple about the feat he pulled off today with the gathering he had and he put this issue to rest once and for all. If you didn’t watch it you should he isn’t falling into any traps. NONE.

    • The_Frog_Prince

      Speaking of simple minded. Did you read this article and watch the video? Were you paying attention in the 2008 run when the Clinton’s started the birther issue? Or did you miss it? Did you watch her BS address to the a black woman’s forum this morning? Then did you watch his rally attended by many military heroes? So speaking of simple minded, did you do any of that?

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