In Ohio, Donald Trump Refuses to Say Obama Was Born in the US

The return of Birtherism to the Trump campaign
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Donald Trump’s poll numbers have ticked upward, and he’s getting cocky again. Today in Ohio, he signaled a return to the disgusting racist conspiracy theory that made him a right wing star: Trump defiant as polls rise, won’t say Obama was born in United States.

In the interview, conducted late Wednesday aboard his private plane as it idled on the tarmac here, Trump suggested he is not eager to change his pitch or his positions even as he works to reach out to minority voters, many of whom are deeply offended by his long-refuted suggestion that Obama is not a U.S. citizen. Trump refused to say whether he believes Obama was born in Hawaii.

“I’ll answer that question at the right time. I just don’t want to answer it yet,” Trump said.

When asked whether his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was accurate when she said recently that he now believes Obama was born in this country, Trump responded: “It’s okay. She’s allowed to speak what she thinks.”

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