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WATCH: Melania Trump's interview from 2011 demanding to see Barack Obama's birth certificate

Melania Trump questioning Barack Obama's birthplace in a 2011 interview with Joy Behar
Melania Trump questioning Barack Obama's birthplace in a 2011 interview with Joy Behar
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(2nd-R) and his wife Melania to the White House
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(2nd-R) and his wife Melania to the White House
President-elect Donald Trump (2ndR),and his wife Melania Trump (2ndL), are greeted by President Barack Obama and his wife first lady Michelle Obama, upon arriving at the White House on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Later in the morning President-elect Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president during an inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.
One lump or two? Melania Trump and Michelle Obama met for tea in the White House in the days following Donald Trump's election victory Photo: Chuck Kennedy/The White House
President Barack Obama greets (L-R) Melania, Tifffany and Ivanka Trump prior to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(2nd-L) and his wife Melania(2nd-R) to the White House
President-elect Donald Trump (C),and his wife Melania Trump (L), are greeted by President Barack Obama (R), and his wife first lady Michelle Obama, upon arriving at the White House on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Later in the morning President-elect Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president during an inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(2nd-L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(L) and his wife Melania(2nd-R) to the White House
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(2nd-R) and his wife Melania to the White House
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Footage of Melania Trump calling for proof of Barack Obama's birth certificate has resurfaced.

In a 2011 interview with Joy Behar, the US First Lady, then appearing as a guest who was described only as 'Married to The Donald', was echoing her husband's birther arguments nearly verbatim, denying the authenticity of the former president's certificate of live birth.

This last week has proven an interesting one for supporters and critics of Trump, with most taking to the internet to express their concern for Melania - whether it's the gif of her face dropping suddenly at the inauguration or the 'Sad Melania' trend gaining traction on social media.

The mother-of-one tends to avoid publicly denounced or supported her husband's political beliefs and she told GQ in 2016, "No one will ever know".

What we do know is that she was vocally supportive of the birtherism campaign in 2011, when she asked host Joy Behar:  "Do you want to see President Obama's birth certificate or no? In one way, it would be very easy if President Obama just show it because it's not only Donald who wants to see it - it's American people who vote for him and who didn't vote for him."

And it was clear she was campaigning early for her husband's presidential campaign, saying he was not "obsessed" with the birther claims, saying they "leech on that one issue and they go on and on".

"I would not say obsessed," she began. "He's very passionate about the country doing well and to be what it was once before because can you imagine the next generation - children, our children, how they will do?

"It's just going down down down."

Watch the clip here:

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