Donald Trump finally acknowledges Obama was born in US

Michelle Obama Clinton

"Now we want to get back to making American strong and great again".

He accused Mr Trump's rival Hillary Clinton of launching the birther movement during her unsuccessful primary run against Mr Obama in 2008. There is no evidence that that is true.

The Democratic Party also demanded an apology from Trump on this issue.

"When I hear folks saying that they don't feel inspired in this election, well let me tell you, I disagree- I am inspired", Mrs. Obama said.

"Even the MSNBC show "Morning Joe" admits that it was Clinton's henchmen who first raised this issue, not Donald J. Trump", the statement goes on.

Rep. Jim Clyburn called Donald Trump "a fraud" who is "on a mission" to delegitimize President Barack Obama's presidency on Friday after the Republican nominee finally acknowledged that the president was born in the country after years of leading the efforts to prove otherwise.

In a statement, Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook called Trump's actions "disgraceful".

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The former secretary of state said Trump's campaign was "founded on this outrageous lie". He used the issue to build his political profile and define his status as an "outsider" willing to challenge conventions.

Trump opened the event with a boast that his hotel - which opens officially in October - will be among the "best" hotels "in the world". But Trump did not explain how or when he'd come to that conclusion.

"I'll answer that question at the right time", Trump said.

Clinton is set to tape an interview on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", on which Trump appeared Thursday night.

"Being president isn't anything like reality TV", she said.

Mr Trump's team took a swipe at Mrs Clinton's brief absence from the campaign trail in a statement accompanying the new health information.

Asked in an interview with Irish TV, as reported by Buzzfeed, if he believes the president was born in the USA now finally after producing his long-form birth certificate, Trump said, "Well, I don't know - did he do it?"

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Friday called Donald Trump a "disgusting fraud" and demanded that he apologize to President Barack Obama for repeatedly challenging the first African-American president's US citizenship before retreating from the claim on Friday. In September of that year, Trump shared via Twitter an article claiming the birth certificate was fake.

There also were public announcements of Obama's birth published in Hawaii newspapers shortly after his birth in 1961 (placed there not by his family, as Trump suggested, but based on official state records). Trump claimed in 2011 that the official "Certification of Live Birth" that Obama produced in 2008 was "not a birth certificate", but we noted then that he was wrong. "We're talking about something else, OK?"

So, Mr. Trump, if you would presume to lead an entire nation, drop this unseemly charade. What about questions? Why did you change your mind, some of the reporters wanted to know? "Someday I'll write a book". Don't worry about hiring that black woman or that black man because, after all, the most iconic African-American in history is, indeed, not worthy of the American dream.' Be clear, this is not just about degrading the reputation of Barack Obama.

On the day he released the document, Obama jabbed at Trump, saying "We're not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers".

After years of peddling a false conspiracy theory that President Obama wasn't born in the United States, Donald Trump - just 53 days before Election Day - now says he believes the president was born in the U.S. At a news conference immediately afterward, Trump said that "hopefully" the issue was resolved.

Meanwhile, the backdrop of blue curtains that Trump had spoken in front of collapsed, toppling a row of American flags like dominoes.

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