Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, told “Mornings with Maria” that he will address the controversy during a campaign event in Washington.
 
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“Well, I’m gonna make a big announcement on it today probably during my first speech at my new hotel,” Trump said
 
Host Maria Bartiromo asked, “The bottom line is this, we know that Obama now, he was born in the United States, right?”
 
“You watch my statement,” Trump responded. “We have to — we have to keep the suspense going, okay?”
 
Trump made frequent attacks throughout President Obama’s term questioning the president’s birthplace. 
 
On Thursday, he avoided a question in a Washington Post interview about whether he still questions Obama’s birthplace.
 
“I’ll answer that question at the right time,” Trump said. “I just don’t want to answer it yet.”
 
Hours later, Trump’s campaign released a statement attributed to spokesman Jason Miller saying the businessman believes Obama was born in the U.S.
 
“Mr. Trump believes that President Obama was born in the United States,” Miller wrote.
 
But lawmakers and media commentators have said the statement is not enough and called on the candidate himself to speak publicly about how he feels.