Republican nominee Donald Trump managed to create a lot of buzz this week, after claiming that this Friday he will finally reveal the truth about President Obama’s birthplace, even though everything was made clear a few years ago, when Barack Obama made his birth certificate public.
Born in the U.S., case closed. Or not?
However, nothing spectacular was revealed, as the businessman admitted that “President Barack Obama was born in the United States”, putting an end to his attempt to discredit the first African-American president in the country’s history.
It is well known that the President’s birthplace is one of the issues that propelled Donald Trump into politics, five years ago, but he will most likely continue blaming Hillary Clinton for starting this while controversy.
The Democratic nominee, on the other side, said that Trump’s acknowledgement of President Obama’s birthplace doesn’t go far enough and he should apologize for this, according to CNN Politics.
“For five years, he has led the birther movement to delegitimize our first black president,” Hillary Clinton said in Washington. “His campaign was founded on this outrageous lie.”
Barack Obama reacted smoothly
As for President Obama’s opinion on this, he dismissed Donald Trump’s criticism, saying to reporters, jokingly, that he was “pretty confident about where he was born.”
First Lady Michelle Obama also discussed the controversy this Friday, while speaking at the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
“There were those who questioned and continue to question for the past eight years up through this very day whether my husband was even born in this country,” she said. “Well, during his time in office, I think Barack has answered those questions with the example he set by going high when they low.”