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Trump ends President Obama’s ‘birther’ controversy

Republican Party Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has finally acknowledged that President Barack Obama is indeed an American.

According to the Washington Post, Mr Trump gave the statement acknowledging that Obama was actually born in the United States while at his newly opened hotel on Friday in Pennsylvania.

“President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period,” said Trump on Friday, reversing his long-held position casting doubt on the veracity of Obama’s birthplace, which was known as the “birther” controversy.

Although he ended the long ‘birther controversy’ which has been going on since 2011, Trump finished his speech by allegedly blaming Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for starting the rumor.


“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it, you know what I mean,” Trump said at his newly opened luxury hotel in Washington on Friday morning.

Mrs Clinton was quick to respond saying Trump owes Obama an apology for promoting a false theory about his birthplace. However, she did not directly address the fact that Trump accused of her of being the one who started the rumor.

President Obama, whose father was Kenyan, was born in Hawaii in 1961.