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Palin Supports The Donald's Birther Efforts

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump has at least one high profile supporter when it comes to his loud and frequent questioning of the circumstances of President Obama’s birth: Sarah Palin.

"I appreciate that the Donald wants to spend his resources on something that so interests him and so many Americans,” the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate said on Fox News. “You know – more power to him.”

For Palin, who is a paid contributor to Fox News, this seems to be a shift in her opinions on the so-called “birther” issue, and its relevance.

"I think that he was born in Hawaii,” Palin told FOX News, “because there was the birth announcement put in the newspaper.  But obviously there is something there that the president doesn't want people to see on that birth certificate, that he sees going to great lengths to make sure it isn't shown.  And that's perplexing for a lot of people."

The president has released a "certificate of live birth," a document that carries the same legal weight as a birth certificate in Hawaii.

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