Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Thursday went where the candidate has refused to publicly go — saying Trump does believe President Barack Obama was born in the United States, even though the GOP nominee on Wednesday ducked the question.
Trump told the Washington Post in an interview Wednesday night that was published Thursday that "I'll answer that question at the right time" and "I just don't want to answer it yet."
But Thursday night, Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement: "Having successfully obtained President Obama's birth certificate when others could not, Mr. Trump believes that President Obama was born in the United States."
Trump said nothing about his beliefs on Twitter — a favorite form of communication for the nominee — Thursday night.
In the last week, Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani said Trump had relinquished his so-called "birther" beliefs. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway also said Trump now believes Obama was born in the U.S.