Donald Trump, whose penchant for questioning President Barack Obama‘s place of birth showed no signs of abating Friday, is helping presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney raise money. Isn’t such close proximity to the “birther” conspiracy embarrassing for a candidate who’s serious about becoming the next president? That was the question posed by CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger to Romney’s senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom Friday.
“I can’t speak for Donald Trump, but I can tell you that Mitt Romney accepts that President Obama was born in the United States,” Fehrnstrom said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
Fehrnstrom, it turns out, doesn’t need to speak for Trump. The celebrity business magnate spoke out for himself in a Friday interview with The Daily Beast, saying he still had questions about Obama’s birthplace.
“Look, it’s very simple,” Trump said in the Daily Beast interview. “A book publisher came out three days ago and said that in his written synopsis of his book.”
The interview continued, “He said he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia. His mother never spent a day in the hospital.”
Trump was referring to literary agency who, in a promotional catalogue from the 1990s, listed Obama has having been born in Kenya. An employee of the agency recently acknowledged that it was her mistake.
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