Under fire Trump admits Obama is American

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a press conference with Medal of Honor recipients and veterans during a press conference at the Trump International Hotel, in Washington, DC on September 16, 2016After years of fueling conspiracy theories, Republican White House nominee Donald Trump admitted Friday that President Barack Obama is an American as he tries to neutralize damaging charges of racism. The mogul-turned-politico pointedly did not apologize, nor did he walk back similarly baseless claims that Obama — whose father was a Kenyan Muslim — founded the violent Islamic State group. Instead, he tried to pin blame for “birtherism” on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, whom he accused, without evidence, of starting the movement that questions Obama’s nationality and right to be president.

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