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'Zero Chance' Donald Trump Could Win Presidency, Obama Advisor Says

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Senior Advisor to the President David Plouffe says that Donald Trump has no chance of making it to the White House. Plouffe, who managed President Obama's successful 2008 campaign, said Sunday that any Trump presidential run would be a losing affair.

"I think I saw Donald Trump kind of rising in some polls and given his behavior and spectacle the last couple of weeks, I hope he keeps on rising because there is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people to do this job," Plouffe said in an interview with ABC’s This Week.

Plouffe addressed the accusation this week by Trump that President Obama was not born in the United States.

"There may be a small part of the country that believes these things, but mainstream Americans think it's a sideshow," Plouffe said.

Earlier this week on a morning television program, Trump said "Three weeks ago when I started I thought he was probably born in this country, and now I really have a much bigger doubt than I did before." He told the host, "You are not allowed to be a president if you're not born in this country. [Obama] may not have been born in this country, and I'll tell you what. Three weeks ago I thought he was born in this country. Right now I have some real doubts. I have people that actually have been studying it and they cannot believe what they're finding."

Trump, a real estate developer and reality show host, has said that he is mulling a run for president and that he will decide whether to make it official sometime before June.

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