First Lady Michelle Obama says U.S. President Barack Obama ''went high'' when others ''went low'' regarding Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's past assertion that Obama was not born in the United States. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
STORY: First Lady Michelle Obama didn't shy away from addressing the latest controversy surrounding the 'birther' movement and U.S. President Barack Obama's birthplace during a campaign speech for Hillary Clinton in Fairfax, Virginia on Friday. U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reversed his stance on Obama's birthplace whereabouts on Friday and instead accused his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of starting Obama birther controversy in 2008 campaign. "There were those who questioned and continue to question for the past eight years up through this very day whether my husband was even born in this country," Mrs. Obama said. "During his time in office I think Barack has answered those questions with the example he set, by going high when they go low," she added. Trump on Friday abandoned his assertion that Barack Obama was not born in the United States after spending years promoting conspiracy theories that the country's first African-American president started life as a foreigner. U.S. President Barack Obama said he had better things to do than comment on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's announcement.