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Obama Says He’s Unconcerned by Unfounded Rumors About Faith

President Barack Obama blamed “a network of misinformation” for the increasing number of Americans who believe, incorrectly, that he’s a Muslim, and said he’s unconcerned by such rumors.

“The facts are the facts,” Obama, who was born in Hawaii and is a Christian, said in an interview on NBC’s “Nightly News” program. The president said he faced questions about his roots in his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat for Illinois and during his presidential run and overcame that obstacle.