Donald Trump Refuses to Say Whether He Thinks President Obama Was Born in US

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at a presidential forum sponsored by Heritage Action at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump refused to say whether he believes President Obama was born in the U.S. only a day after he defended himself for appearing to allow an audience member at a town hall last week get away with saying the president was born elsewhere and is a Muslim. “I talk about jobs, I’m talking about the military — I don’t get into it,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. Long before the real estate mogul’s official presidential aspirations, he was a leading voice among the “birther” movement, which not only questioned the president’s nationality and religion, but also called upon him to present his birth certificate to prove he was American.

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