There has been a lot of controversy concerning Trump’s questioning Obama’s place of birth popularly known as the “birther.” Trump had once asked that the White House release the president’s birth certificate as he claims the president was not born in America. It took a while for the White House to do so but when the birth certificate was eventually released Trump claimed it was a fake one.
There had also been reports that the president was born in Kenya.
Trump at his Washington, D.C. hotel received endorsement by 17 recipients of the Medal of Honor. He made a brief comment on the “birther controversy.”
He said it was actually Clinton who started that in 2008 when she was running against Obama for the democratic nomination. He said, “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period,” he also added that wants to “get back to making America strong and great again.”
Hillary did not just let this slide; she called on Trump to apologize to President Obama as well as all Americans for questioning the validity of the president’s birth certificate.
She added that Trump was leading the “birther movement to delegitimize our first black president” and building his campaign on the “outrageous lie.”
The topic resurrected after Trump declined saying that President Obama was born in the United States. The Clinton campaign also released a new ad highlighting Trump’s past statements on the matter.