Trump reacts to questioning of Harris 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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DONALD TRUMP: That I heard it today that she doesn't meet the requirements. And by the way, the lawyer that wrote that piece is a very highly-qualified, very talented lawyer. I have no idea that that's right. I would have though-- 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-- you're saying that-- they're saying that she doesn't qualify because she wasn't born in this country?

REPORTER: No. She was born in this country, but her parents did not-- the [INAUDIBLE] say that her parents did not receive their permanent residence at that time.

DONALD TRUMP: Yeah. I don't know about it. I just heard about it. I'll take a look. And these tests are incredible. These are tests that are all new, very mod--