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Trump Hasn't Changed Mind on Birtherism

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By    |   Thursday, 22 Sep 2016 11:22 AM

Republican candidate Donald Trump, a leader in the "birther" movement that questioned President Barack Obama's place of birth, admitted last week that Obama was born in the United States, apparently making the announcement so he could "get on with the campaign."

A reporter from ABC6/FOX28 asked Trump "what changed" to make him believe Obama was born in this country.

"Well, I just wanted to get on with, I wanted to get on with the campaign. A lot of people were asking me questions. We want to talk about jobs. We want to talk about the military. We want to talk about ISIS and get rid of ISIS.

"We want to talk about bringing jobs back to this area, because you've been decimated, so we just wanted to get back on the subject of jobs, military, taking care of our vets, etc," he added.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign quickly jumped on the answer.

"After spending 5 years championing a conspiracy theory to undermine our first African-American President, Donald Trump hasn't actually changed his mind," spokesman Jesse Ferguson said in a statement, according to The Hill.

"He only gave 36 second press statement last week to try to change the subject — and it didn't work."

One of Trump's biggest birther allies, Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Tuesday that he was not finished with his investigation.

"I'm not going to give up, and we're looking into it," he said, according to The Arizona Republic. "I don't know how it's going to turn out."

According to Arpaio, Obama's long-form birth certificate is "a forged document. Period."

During a campaign stop in North Carolina on Tuesday, The Associated Press' Jill Colvin called out, "Mr. Trump, when did you change your mind about the birther issue? When did you decide that President Obama was actually born in the United States?"

Trump did not answer, and the press were soon ushered out, according to NPR.

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