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Trump on birther announcement: ‘I wanted to get on with the campaign’

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Donald Trump on Wednesday said he wanted to “get on with the campaign” when he announced last week that he had moved past conspiracy theories about President Obama’s birthplace.

{mosads}When asked what made him change his mind about Obama’s birthplace in an interview with Ohio’s Fox 28, the Republican nominee replied that he wanted to focus on the real issues of the campaign.

“Well I just wanted to get on with, I wanted to get on with the campaign. A lot of people were asking me questions,” he said. “We want to talk about jobs. We want to talk about the military. We want to talk about ISIS and get rid of ISIS. We want to talk about bringing jobs back to this area because you’ve been decimated so we just wanted to get back on the subject of jobs, military, taking care of our vets, etc.”

Trump last week gave a very short speech announcing that he believes President Obama was born in the U.S., a reversal from his long-running “birtherism” campaign.

“Hillary Clinton in her campaign of 2008 started the ‘birther’ controversy. I finished it,” Trump said. “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again.”

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