Obama's aunt furious Trump questions his birthplace
BOSTON -- Donald Trump created controversy, questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in this country. Now the President's aunt is saying Trump is insulting her family.
“He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii,”” said Zeituni Onyango.
Zeituni Onyango, President Obama's aunt, says she's angry and hurt about Donald Trump questioning the President's birthplace by quoting her 88-year-old mother in Kenya, the President's Grandmother.
“His grandmother is Kenya said he was born in Kenya and she was there and witnessed the birth,” said Trump. “Three weeks ago when I started I thought he was probably born in this country and now I really have a much bigger doubt.”
“A naked lie in the name of the Lord,” said Onyango. “He’s lying.”
From her home in South Boston, filled with pictures of her Mother and President Obama, his 58-year-old aunt says Trump's accusations are bringing ridicule to her family back in Kenya. She described the billionaire’s words as degrading and hurtful.
“When you are doing politics you should leave the family aside,” said Onyango.
The President's aunt says when she was a girl in Kenya in 1961, the President's father, her brother, sent the family a letter announcing the birth of his son, the future President. She says the letter came from Hawaii.
“My brother was telling my mother how happy he was he had another baby boy on the other side,” said Onyango.
She now has strong words for Trump.
“I respect his wealth, but I only demand him to respect us,” said Onyango.
Onyango says she hopes her message gets to Trump.
“And I challenge him. Let him call me and we’ll talk,” said Onyango. “Let him come and ask me.”
Trump said he has people in Hawaii checking President Obama’s birth records. Onyango says they won’t find anything controversial.
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