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Trump Acknowledges Obama’s U.S. Birth After Years Stoking Doubt

  • Republican nominee doesn’t apologize, as Clinton urged him to
  • His questioning of Obama helped lay groundwork for 2016 bid
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Trump: Obama 'Was Born in the United States, Period'

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday publicly acknowledged President Barack Obama’s citizenship after his years of questioning it helped lay the groundwork for his White House run.

“President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period,” Trump said at his namesake hotel in Washington.