Trump Still: ‘I Don’t Know’ If Obama Born In U.S.
Anderson Cooper asked Donald Trump if he still believes President Obama is a United States citizen. It didn’t go well for Trump.
Asked whether he thought Obama was born in the U.S., Trump responded: “I don’t know. I really don’t know. I don’t know why he wouldn’t release his records.”
In the interview, Trump also claimed that Hillary Clinton and John McCain were both birthers, and mentioned how he got Obama to release “something.”
Obama released his long-form birth certificate in April 2011 after speculation from Trump and others that he might have been born elsewhere.
“Do you know that Hillary Clinton was a birther? She wanted those records and fought like hell. People forgot. You know that John McCain was a birther, wanted those records. They couldn’t get the records. Hillary failed. John McCain failed,” he said.
“Trump was able to get something. I don’t know what the hell it was, but it doesn’t matter. Because I’m off that subject. I’m about jobs, I’m about the military, I’m about doing the right thing for this country,” he added.