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Yes. A person cannot become President of the U.S. unless they are a natural born citizen (like President Obama, for example):

Section 1 of Article Two of the US Constitution gives the eligibility requirements for serving as President of the United States:

"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

The Congressional Research Service has stated that "the weight of scholarly legal and historical opinion indicates that the term [natural born citizen] means one who is entitled under the Constitution or laws of the United States to US citizenship 'at birth' or 'by birth' which includes any child born 'in' the United States, even to alien parents (other than to foreign diplomats serving their country), the children of United States citizens born abroad, and those born abroad of one citizen parent who has met U.S. residency requirements."

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Yes he is. Like his father Fred, Donald Trump is a native New Yorker. Donald was born in Jamaica Estates, Queens, New York on June 14, 1946. His mother Mary, however, was not born in the US: she came here from Scotland, and is a naturalized citizen.

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Yes, The US president is a US citizen.

In all other countries, No. Most presidents in other countries are forbidden from holding citizenship in Another Country.

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Yes, it is one of the Constitutional requirement to be President.

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you have to be born a us citizen to be president

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