Trump Ends Equivocation on Obama’s Birthplace, Blames Clinton

voa1474060060U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has ended five years of questioning the country of President Barack Obama’s birth by declaring he “was born in the United States, period.”

The Republican nominee in 2011 was a force behind a movement arguing, without evidence, that Obama was born abroad. Since then, he has refused to directly say what he believes, until he ended the ambiguity Friday.

In a campaign appearance Friday, Trump again blamed Clinton for starting the controversy, during the 2008 election when she was running against Obama. Numerous news media outlets have investigated the allegation and found there is no evidence to support it. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: VOA News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.