President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign officials backed away from questioning Kamala Harris’s eligibility for national office, describing the issue as a non-starter and “case closed.”
The president raised the matter twice last week in news conferences and offered praise for conservative law professor John Eastman, who’s suggested there were questions about the Democratic vice presidential nominee because her parents weren’t U.S. citizens when she was born in Oakland, California.
Trump said Saturday that the theory by a “brilliant lawyer” was “not something that I’m going to be pursuing,” though he stopped short of debunking it.
“I have nothing to do with that. I read something about it,” Trump said during a press conference at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club. “I don’t know about it. I read one quick article.”
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