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Trump campaign admits Obama was born in U.S.

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>> It's time to start thinking big.>> Donald Trump's campaign doing damage control over his birther stance, releasing a statement late Thursday saying, Trump now believes President Barack Obama was definitely born in the United States. Still, it's a position the Republican candidate himself refuses to take. The statement, coming just hours after Trump again refused to address questions about weather he still believed Obama was not a US citizen telling the Washington Post quote, I'll answer that question at the right time.
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I just don't want to answer it yet. The Trump campaign going even one step further and falsely blaming his opponent, Hillary Clinton, for the whole controversy. Trump's spokesperson, Jason Miller, saying quote Hillary Clinton's campaign first raised this issue to smear then candidate, Barack Obama, in her very nasty failed 2008 campaign for president.
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Miller instead, crediting Trump, again falsely, for bringing closure to the issue, saying quote, in 2011, Mr. Trump was finally able to bring this ugly incident to it's conclusion by successfully compelling President Obama to release his birth certificate. The attempt to settle this highly controversial issue which has deeply angered black voters in particular, comes ahead of this month's first presidential debate.
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And as others in his team have also began singing a different tune. Trump's running mate, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, telling NBC last week that, quote, Obama was born in Hawaii. Adding, quote, I accept his birth place. Trump's Campaign Manager, Kelly Ann Conway, has also acknowledged that Obama was born in Hawaii