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Trump campaign says he believes Obama born in US

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Posted at 9:12 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 23:16:50-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

11 p.m.

Donald Trump's campaign says the Republican presidential candidate now believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

The campaign statement Thursday night follows an interview published by The Washington Post in which Trump declined to say whether he believes Obama was born in Hawaii.

Trump helped fuel the rise of the "birther" movement, which claimed Obama was born outside the U.S. and thus ineligible to be president.

The statement from Trump spokesman Jason Miller accuses Clinton of launching the birther movement during her unsuccessful primary run against Obama in 2008.

Miller says Trump ended the "ugly incident" by compelling Obama to release his birth certificate.

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9:15 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is ripping into rival Donald Trump for declining to say President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

Trump said in an interview published Thursday by The Washington Post that he would "answer that question at the right time. I just don't want to answer it yet."

Clinton is telling the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute that Trump "still wouldn't say Hawaii. He still wouldn't say America."

She asks: "This man wants to be our next president? When will he stop this ugliness, this bigotry?"

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