Questioning of Obama's birth in U.S. should stop: sister

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Posted: Apr 12, 2011 12:43 PM
Questioning of Obama's birth in U.S. should stop: sister

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talk that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and therefore does not qualify to be president should stop, Obama's half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng said.

"I think that it's unfortunate" Soetoro-Ng said in a pre-taped interview to be broadcast on Tuesday night on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.

"He was born in Hawaii. There is a tremendous amount of proof that has already been presented," she said.

"I think it is time for people to put that to bed, put it to rest completely and focus on what they can do to help to build."

When asked specifically about possible presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent questioning of Obama's birth in Hawaii, she said: "I think it's a shame and I think that my brother should definitely be president for a second term."

Soetoro-Ng has been publicizing her new children's book "Ladder to the Moon" released on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Wendell Marsh; Editing by Greg McCune)