Pence: 'I accept' Obama was born in US
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE's running mate, Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOvernight Health Care: Trump officials sued over Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire | Analysis contradicts HHS claims on Arkansas Medicaid changes | Azar signals HHS won't back down on e-cigs Trump health chief backs needle exchanges in anti-HIV strategy Pence travels to Nebraska to survey flood damage MORE, on Wednesday said he accepts that President Obama was born in the U.S., something the GOP presidential nominee himself has shied away from discussing.

"I believe Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's engagement win Obama's endorsement Pence lobbies anti-Trump donors to support reelection: report The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump attacks on McCain rattle GOP senators MORE was born in Hawaii. I accept his birthplace," the Indiana governor told reporters, according to multiple tweets.

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"I just don't know where he's coming from on foreign policy and on economics and on ObamaCare," Pence added.

Pence declined to say whether Trump should apologize for questioning Obama's birthplace, as Trump adviser Ben Carson has suggested he do

Trump was reticent Tuesday night on Fox News when asked if his image among African-Americans was damaged because he repeatedly questioned whether Obama was born in the U.S.
 
Some considered his attacks to be racially charged and an attempt to delegitimize the nation's first black president.
 
"I don't know, I have no idea," Trump said. "I guess with maybe some."

"I don't even talk about it anymore," he said, adding, "I don't think so." 

Trump's questioning of Obama's birthplace stoked a national debate on race and ultimately led to the White House releasing the president's long-form certificate in 2011.
 
The latest questions this week came after Trump on Monday declined to say whether he believes Obama was born in the U.S. during a discussion with reporters aboard his plane.
 
"I don't talk about it," Trump said.