Trump campaign finally admits Obama born in US - will he?
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's campaign says the Republican presidential candidate now believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States, but the Republican nominee has yet to personally repudiate his past promotion of the false premise that Obama was not.
Meanwhile, as Trump's campaign sought to put that false conspiracy theory to rest, it stoked another: saying the "ugly incident" known as the birther movement was started by Hillary Clinton. There is no evidence that is true.
"She is the one that started it, and she was unable or incapable of finishing it. That's the way it worked out," Trump said in a phone interview with Fox Business Network early Friday. He said he was planning to "make a big announcement" later in the day at his new Washington hotel.