By Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, one of the leaders of the "birther" movement that questioned President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, believes Obama was born in the United States, the Trump campaign said in a statement on Thursday.
In an interview with the Washington Post released earlier in the day, Trump declined to say whether he believed Obama was born in Hawaii.
"I’ll answer that question at the right time. I just don’t want to answer it yet," Trump told the newspaper.
Those comments drew criticism from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who expressed dismay at Trump's response during remarks to a gathering of Hispanic leaders in Washington.