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Donald Trump: 'Obama Was Born In The United States'06:23
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Trump International Hotel on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Trump International Hotel on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)
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For the first time, Donald Trump publicly acknowledged Friday that he believes President Obama was born in the United States.

In a short statement to reporters he addressed his role in the so-called birther movement, while also pointing a finger to Hillary Clinton; he claimed that she started the president's citizenship rumors in 2008, despite the fact that no evidence has been found to support such an accusation.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets reaction from Republican strategist and Trump supporter Paris Dennard.

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Paris Dennard, Here & Now political analyst and a Republican strategist. He tweets @PARISDENNARD.

This article was originally published on September 16, 2016.

This segment aired on September 16, 2016.

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