Trump returns to 'birther' cause while stumping for Mitt Romney

Donald Trump

Donald Trump (Credit: Donald Trump (Getty Images))

After flirting with a run at the White House, Donald Trump has been vaulted back into the political spotlight after reiterating his belief that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.

Trump has long been an advocate for the "birther" cause, and claimed credit when Obama released his birth certificate last spring. Tuesday, he reinforced his position, saying in an interview with CNBC that "nothing's changed my mind."

"I don't consider myself birther or not birther, but there are some major questions here that the press doesn't want to cover," Trump said.

The real estate mogul has been a key fundraiser and supporter of Mitt Romney, and was set to appear alongside the presumptive Republican nominee at a Las Vegas fundraiser last night. Romney has refused to disavow Trump despite his position.

Tuesday, the Obama campaign released a video blasting Romney for his unwillingness to rebuff Trump's comments, contrasting him with Sen. John McCain, who in 2008 disagreed with those questioning Obama's citizenship.


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