Trump acknowledges Obama was born in the United States

September 16, 2016 11:42 AM EDT

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has long questioned President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, on Friday said he believes the president was born in the United States.

"President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period," Trump said at a campaign event.

(Reporting by Steve Holland, Emily Stephenson and Doina Chiacu; Writing by Susan Heavey)

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