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Perry Won’t State Obama Definitely Born in U.S.


Rick Perry called President Obama’s birthplace a “distractive issue” in an interview with Parade that was published this weekend, but refused to say that he was fully confident Obama was born in the U.S.:

Governor, do you believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States?

I have no reason to think otherwise. 

That’s not a definitive, “Yes, I believe he”—

Well, I don’t have a definitive answer, because he’s never seen my birth certificate. 

But you’ve seen his.

I don’t know. Have I? 

You don’t believe what’s been released?

I don’t know. I had dinner with Donald Trump the other night. 


That came up. 

And he said?

He doesn’t think it’s real. 

And you said?

I don’t have any idea. It doesn’t matter. He’s the President of the United States. He’s elected. It’s a distractive issue. 

Perry met Trump for dinner in New York City in mid-September. 


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