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Bachmann Tries to Kill Birther Talk: 'Stop Asking Republicans' About it

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"If he says he was born there, he was born there."

In the past, Michelle Bachmann has given some cryptic answers when asked about her thoughts on the president's birth certificate. Today on "Fox & Friends" she was pretty clear: the questions need to stop.

Speaking to host Gretchen Carlson, Bachmann said the media needs to "stop asking Republicans to vouch and verify for Barack Obama's birth certificate. That's not my job to do or anyone else's."

"I take the president at his word. If he says he was born there, he was born there," she said. But, she also thinks the only way for the president to put the issue to rest is to produce more evidence.

Still, she wants to move on: "We have bigger fish to fry."

The comments start at about two minutes below:

Bachmann trumpeted a similar message on ABC's "Good Morning America" today. She told George Stephanopoulos:

“That is not the main issue facing the United States right now. The main issue facing the United States is dealing with our debt and our deficit.”

Bachmann's recent clarity on the issue comes at a time when she needs to distance herself from Donald Trump, a surprise GOP frontrunner.

You can watch the ABC interview below:

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