Barack Obama: ‘I Was Pretty Confident About Where I Was Born’

President Barack Obama in the Oval Office September 16, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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President Barack Obama won’t say whether Donald Trump owes him an apology for pursuing questions about his birth certificate, telling reporters he had “no reaction” to reports that Trump would address the situation today.

Obama wryly said he was “shocked” that the media was hysterically covering the issue, before adding he finds it “typical.”

Obama made his brief comments to reporters in the Oval Office after a meeting with

“I was pretty confident about where I was born, I think people were as well,” he said. “And my hope would be that the presidential election reflects more serious things than that.”

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