Nightly News   |  April 06, 2011

Trump expresses 'real doubts' about Obama's birthplace

In a boisterous interview with Meredith Viera, Donald Trump took up an issue that has given him traction among some in the so-called birther movement. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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>> more note here on donald trump who, of course, has a show " celebrity apprentice " that airs on this network. while we've talked with president obama about his birth in america, that has not stopped the group trump today called the birthers from stirring up doubts or charging outright that the president was born overseas and thus is ineligible to be president. in a boisterous interview with meredith vieira today here in new york that will air tomorrow morning on "today," trump continued on this issue that has given him some traction. we've just seen among some in the so-called birther movement.

>> he spent $2 million in legal fees trying to get away from this issue. and if he weren't lying, why wouldn't he just solve it? and i wish he would. because if he doesn't, it's one of the greatest scams in the history of politics and in the history, period.

>> you suggested that --

>> you are not allowed to be president if you weren't born in this country. y he may not have been born in this country. three weeks ago i thought he was, right now i have some doubts.

>> donald trump with meredith vieira . you can see that entire interview tomorrow on "today ".