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His whole life - The president must be a natural born US citizen and be at least 35 years old. ( So, you can say he must have been a citizen for the longer of all his life and 35 years. ) The president must also have actually lived in the US for 14 years.

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In the United States, the President is required to be a natural-born citizen (born in a US State, US Territory, or on a US Military base) and to have lived in United States for fourteen years.

Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 5 of the US Constitution 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."

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From birth. The president has to be born a U.S. citizen that's why Arnold is Governor and not running for President.

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In order to run for US president, a candidate must be born in the US, and therefore would be a citizen for their entire life.

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The US President must be born in the US and must be a US citizen.

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Only a natural born citizen can become President.

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The constitution states that to be president you have be born a United States Citizen. No naturalized people can become president.

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They must be born citizens.

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