Top Trump aide repeats claim that Clinton campaign started 'birther' movement
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE's campaign manager on Sunday pointed to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to attend World Series Game 4 in Atlanta Pavlich: Democrats' weaponization of the DOJ is back Mellman: The trout in the milk MORE for launching the theory that President Obama was not born in the United States. 


"This started with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, No. q," Kellyanne Conway said on CBS's "Face the Nation" — a claim has been deemed false by numerous fact-checkers

“No. 2, it was Donald Trump who put the issue to rest when he got President Obama to release his birth certificate years later, and No. 3, he said President Obama was born in this country, period, and let’s move on to creating jobs, defeating radical Islam, rebuilding our inner cities.”

Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, repeatedly questioned whether Obama was born in the United States in 2011, which eventually led the president to release a copy of his birth certificate showing that he was born in Hawaii.

Trump declared on Friday that Obama was born in the U.S. and then blamed Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, for starting the birther controversy.  

Conway on Sunday claimed the "bruising" nature of the 2008 primary led the Clinton campaign to spread allegations that Obama was born elsewhere. 

“The idea that people around Hillary Clinton were not responsible for this — Donald Trump in 2007 and 2008, while the Clintons were pushing this theory, he was a successful businessman, he was building things,” she said.

Asked why Trump had spent five years peddling a "lie," Conway said only Trump could answer that question. 

“Well you’re going to have to ask him,” she said. “But, again, I think that this is a sideshow now that the media seem obsessed with. ... He put everything out on the table Friday, those were his words. He does things on his terms, on his timeline.”