Donald Trump, in the early presidential caucus state of Iowa this weekend for an event featuring many potential 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls, defended his questioning of President Barack Obama’s place of birth in an interview aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
Correspondent Jonathan Karl asked the former presidential candidate about his pursuit of Obama’s birth certificate, suggesting it made him look not serious.
“Why does that make me not serious? I think that resonated with a lot of people,” Trump said.
Karl pressed if Trump still believes Obama was not born in the United States.
“I have no idea,” Trump said. “I don’t know, was there a birth certificate? You tell me. You know, some people say that was not his birth certificate. I’m saying I don’t know. Nobody knows. And you don’t know either.”
“I’m pretty convinced he was born in the United States,” Karl replied, which prompted Trump to jump in and seize on “pretty convinced.”
Karl then said he believed Obama was born in the U.S. “without question.”.
“Jonathan, you said you’re pretty convinced, OK? So let’s just see what happens,” Trump said.
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