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Trump reacts to Newsweek opinion article questioning Kamala Harris's citizenship

Washington, DCU.S. President Donald Trump said he would have to look into claims that Senator Kamala Harris, who is the 2020 Democratic vice-presidential nominee as Joe Biden's running mate, may not be eligible to run for office after Newsweek published an opinion article questioning her citizenship.

Harris was born in 1964 in California to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. According to the article, her parents were not permanent residents at the time of her birth. "So I just heard that. I just heard it today, that she doesn't meet the requirements. And by the way, the lawyer who wrote that piece is a very highly-qualified, a very talented lawyer. I have no idea if that's right. I would have thought, I would have assumed the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for vice-president. But that's a very serious," said Trump. "I'll take a look."

The U.S. Constitution requires any person running for president or vice-president to be a "natural-born citizen." In 2011, Trump famously raised concerns in the past about the eligibility of former President Barack Obama to assume the office, claiming he was not born in Hawaii, and maintained that belief despite Obama eventually producing a copy of his Hawaiian birth certificate.

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