In an interview with The Washington Post conducted on Wednesday, the Republican Presidential Candidate remained committed to refusing to admit that President Obama was born in the U.S.
“I’ll answer that question at the right time,” Trump said. “I just don’t want to answer it yet.”
Trump’s campaign issued a statement to PEOPLE on Thursday, that aimed at assigning the blame for the “birther” movement on Clinton.
“Hillary Clinton’s campaign first raised this issue to smear then-candidate Barack Obama in her very nasty, failed 2008 campaign for President,” the statement read. “This type of vicious and conniving behavior is straight from the Clinton Playbook.”
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Political fact-checkers from Politifact and The Washington Post have debunked those claims.
His refusal to admit to Obama’s Hawaiian birth was met with a rebuttal from Clinton on Twitter.
“President Obama’s successor cannot and will not be the man who led the racist birther movement. Period,” she wrote.
The Democratic presidential candidate also responded at an event at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Dinner on Thursday night.
“Again today, he did it again. He was asked one more time, ‘Where was President Obama born?’ And he still wouldn’t still say ‘Hawaii,'” she said. “This man wants to be our next president? When will he stop this ugliness, this bigotry?”