Pence says he believes Obama born in US

Trump's "birther" comments: When asked on Fox News Tuesday night whether he thinks his 2012 demands for President Obama to release his birth certificate are affecting his support among African-Americans, Donald Trump said, "I don't know". "I accept his birthplace", he added. "I believe it, he believes it, we all believe it".

The comments put him at odds with running mate Donald Trump who has long questioned Obama's birthplace.

Mike Pence, the Republican candidate for vice president, did something his running mate, Donald Trump, declines to do.

"There's no question to me he was born in the United States, but he's not been a particularly successful President, and that's what this campaign is about", Conway said.

Trump made almost the same point during a presidential forum Wednesday night with NBC's Matt Lauer, telling the host he does feel the Russian president has "been a leader far more than our president has been a leader", but admitted he doesn't particularly approve of Putin's style of government.

The top Trump surrogate then tried to make the case that Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign "first raised this issue". When Giuliani said Trump "confirms" that Obama is in fact US-born, Matthews repeatedly asked him, "When did he do that?"

In 2013, two years after Obama released his birth certificate, Trump still remained unconvinced, telling ABC's Jonathan Karl that the allegations "resonated with a lot of people".

Barbara Boxer on Wednesday called on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to open an investigation into Trump's model management company over allegations that it broke immigration laws, reports Politico. Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and her former opponent Sen.

Pence said he believes Trump has the "toughness" to "command the respect of the world" and to improve the USA economy.

Use of Trump's stance in attacks by the Clinton campaign has resulted in renewed interest in the birther controversy.

Claims that Obama was born in Kenya grew so strong in 2011 that the White House released Obama's long-form birth certificate, confirming his Hawaiian nativity. "I said 'Mr. President, I have something I'd really like to tell you".

Pence is in California to attend fundraisers as well as make a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library outside Los Angeles on Thursday.

Asked if and when Trump had ever confirmed that publicly, Giuliani claimed - falsely - "He did that two years ago ... three years ago".

At the 2016 Value Voters Summit on Friday, U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) went on a freaky, two-minute tear calling Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "mentally impaired" and peddling a thoroughly debunked conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton's health.

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