Donald TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic MORE on Wednesday bashed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive things to watch in two Ohio special election primaries Clintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections MORE as the founder of "the birther movement," resurfacing a claim the Democratic presidential front-runner has long denied.

When asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer about Clinton's recent criticism of his dogged pursuit of President Obama's birth certificate, Trump struck back by laying the issue at her feet.


"You know who started the birther movement? Do you know who questioned his birth certificate, one of the first?" Trump asked.

"Hillary Clinton, she's the one who started it. She started it years before it was brought up by me."

Trump said he no longer talks about the issue because it always breeds controversy but promised to "raise it against" Clinton in a general election.

Trump repeatedly questioned Obama's country of birth ahead of his 2012 reelection, which ultimately led to the president releasing his long-form birth certificate from Hawaii. Clinton has attacked Trump on the issue ahead of their likely general election matchup.

Multiple fact-checking websites have ruled the claim that Clinton started the birther controversy as false. And Blitzer ended the segment by telling the audience that there's no evidence that Clinton herself ever questioned Obama's birth certificate.