Romney Won’t Repudiate Trump On Birther Issue

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File photo of Donald Trump. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

File photo of Donald Trump. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney isn’t taking a position on supporter Donald Trump’s return to the controversy over where President Barack Obama was born.

Romney said Monday evening that while he doesn’t agree with all the people who support him, he appreciates their help to get him at least 50.1 percent of the vote in November.

Romney’s comments come about 24 hours before appearing at fundraiser in Las Vegas that Trump is hosting.

Earlier this week Trump again stated that Obama was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia. That view has been debunked repeatedly. Obama released his long-form birth certificate in April 2011 showing he was born in Hawaii while Trump weighed entering the Republican primary race.

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