Republican front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE said on Monday that his Democratic counterpart, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Hillary Clinton touts student suspended over crowded hallway photo: 'John Lewis would be proud' MORE, is responsible for questions about President Obama’s birthplace.


Trump said on “Fox and Friends” that Clinton implied during the 2008 presidential election that Obama was a foreigner.

“People should go back and look at Hillary’s relationship with Obama when they ran against each other in 2008,” he said.

“What I’ve said is nothing compared to Hillary,” Trump added. “Take a look at what Hillary said in 2008.”

The real estate mogul's remarks follow criticism that he did not stop a questioner at a rally who said Obama is a Muslim. On Monday he said that he does not think there is anything wrong with last week’s question.

“I don’t think he was a plant,” he said of the man who asked about the president’s heritage. “I knew that question was going to be a controversial one.”

“I have no obligation, moral or otherwise, to defend the president,” the New York business mogul added.

Trump also said Clinton will likely survive the controversy over her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State.

“What she did was disgraceful,” Trump said. “The whole situation is a disgrace to the country.”

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