Trump concedes Obama was born in the U.S.
"President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again," Trump said, during an appearance at his new Washington hotel.
He also blamed Hillary Clinton for raising questions about Obama's citizenship during the 2008 campaign, despite no evidence that she did so.
"Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it," he said on Friday morning.
On Thursday night, the campaign issued a statement with spokesman Jason Miller saying, "Having successfully obtained President Obama's birth certificate when others could not, Mr. Trump believes that President Obama was born in the United States."
Despite that statement, Trump before Friday had refused to say himself that Obama was born in the U.S. He had continued to question Obama's long-form birth certificate following its release in April 2011, saying, "Who knows? Who cares right now?" as recently as January, about Obama's citizenship.
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