Donald Trump made headlines yesterday by promising to unveil “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States.” Mr. Trump is keeping his “big Obama announcement” under wraps for now, and at least one online gambling operation is taking bets about what presidential surprise the real estate mogul and reality television star has in store.
Born In The U.S.A.
At an event in Commerce, Michigan this morning Mitt Romney referenced his roots in the Great Lakes State by making a comment that the Obama campaign denounced as an allusion to the persistent, discredited questions about President Barack Obama’s citizenship.
“No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised,” Mr. Romney said.
Ben LaBolt, national press secretary for the Obama campaign, quickly issued a statement condemning Mr. Romney’s “birther comments.” The Romney campaign countered that the remark was simply a nod to Mr. Romney’s birthplace.
Today, political types were chatting about Bob Dylan tunes and fear and loathing at Donald Trump’s Vegas fundraiser. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail.
President Barack Obama’s campaign “truth team” released a web video this afternoon saying that, by attending a fundraiser with real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump in Las Vegas tonight, Mitt Romney has proved that, unlike John McCain, he’s not willing to stand up to “the voices of extremism in his party.” The video begins with a clip of Mr. McCain refuting a supporter at a rally who claimed the president was “an Arab.”
“As the Republican nominee, John McCain stood up to the voices of extremism in his party,” text flashing across the screen informs the viewer. “Why won’t Mitt Romney do the same?”