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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's bogus birth claim about Clinton

When finally coming around to the fact President Barack Obama was born in the United States, Donald Trump tacked on a dig at his White House rival. It was Hillary Clinton, he said, who started the rumor that Obama was born abroad.

"Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it," the Republican presidential nominee said last week. "President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period."

But Trump's new allegation that it was all Clinton's fault is as untrue as his original lie. The public record over the past decade undermines his attempt to blame the Democratic nominee for the origins of a conspiracy...

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