Jason Miller, the Senior Communications Advisor for the republican campaign for Donald Trump, has recently admitted that Trump believes that Barack Obama was, in fact, born in the United States. In a press release from the 15th of September Miller writes “Having successfully obtained President Obama’s birth certificate when others could not, Mr. Trump believes that President Obama was born in the United States.”
Since 2011 Trump has been involved with the “birther” movement, which is made up of people who doubt the fact that Obama was truly born in Hawaii. Previously, Trump and his campaign have notably made it clear that he does not believe that Obama is a US citizen and is therefore not fit to be the president of the United States. The doubts and questioning forced Obama to make public a copy of his birth certificate to prove its legitimacy, though many still believe that it is fake.
This change of opinion comes at a time when tensions between the campaigns of Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns are at an all time high.
Trump has previously accused Clinton of creating these rumors, which have prompted numerous responses from her and her campaign. It has been reported that in 2008, when Clinton lost in the primaries in her presidential race against Obama, some of her supporters were responsible for inventing these rumors out of discontent that Clinton was not selected as the democratic nominee. No evidence has been found proving that Clinton herself has backed these claims.