US Election: Donald Trump’s campaign believes Obama was born in the U.S., while Trump is yet to say so himself

Published On:September 16, 2016, 7:32 pm

As stated by a senior campaign aide, Donald Trump supposes that President Barrack Obama was born in the United States. But this hasn’t come directly from the horse’s mouth, in spite of the coercion from his own campaign advisers to reject his long-standing implication that the president has been dishonest about this birthplace.

Later on Thursday evening, a statement released by senior communications adviser Jason Miller, post an interview with the Washington Post where the Republican nominee refused to admit that President Obama is a U.S. citizen. “I’ll answer that question at the right time,” Trump told the newspaper. “I just don’t want to answer it yet.”

For which Trump’s opposition in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton who is a Democratic nominee, expressed her views on Trump’s comments by terming it "bigotry."

Donald Trump’s election campaign confronted this odd-hourly turnaround as one of the victory laps. They further claimed that Trump had then forced the president to ease out the questions about his origins. According to him these questions were ‘wrongly’ raised by Clinton at the time of 2008’s election campaign.

Miller quoted that,”In 2011, Mr. Trump was finally able to bring this ugly incident to its conclusion by successfully compelling President Obama to release his birth certificate,” He further added that Trump "did a great service to the president and the country by bringing closure to the issue."

He continued - "Having successfully obtained President Obama’s birth certificate when others could not, Mr. Trump believes that President Obama was born in the United States."

He allegedly mentioned that it was Clinton who "first raised this issue to smear then-candidate Barack Obama in her very nasty, failed 2008 campaign for president" but believed that she was way too weak to get an answer. In the mean while Hillary Clinton’s supporters hunched about Obama's actual birthplace at the time, some have even determined the claim that Clinton did so is ‘false’. Hillary has addressed this idea to be “ridiculous”.

It might have been perhaps Trump, as he toyed with a presidential run head of the elections of 2012 and interposed "birtherism" into the national political conversation.

In April 2011 Trump addressed to NBC's "Today Show" - "I have people that have been studying [Obama's birth certificate] and they cannot believe what they're finding ... I would like to have him show his birth certificate, and can I be honest with you, I hope he can,”. Because if he can't, if he can't, if he wasn't born in this country, which is a real possibility ... then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics."

As known by the opposition claims that the Republican candidate had been leader of the "birther" movement which challenged Hawaii-born Mr Obama's citizenship.

In reaction to Trump’s campaign claims, Hillary Clinton tweeted that President Obama’s successor "cannot and will not be the man who led the racist birther movement".

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