Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Romney Won't Cut Ties With Trump

Even Peggy Noonan says Mitt should disassociate from Trump, though she does her best to cover for him, suggesting he might be pulling a Reagan (what else would she say?) It's really quite surprising Mitt is given so much leeway for his association with Trump. Reminder, birtherism = racism.

Mitt Romney made clear this week he won’t cut ties with Donald Trump, who is hosting a fundraiser for the candidate in Las Vegas on Tuesday, despite the real estate mogul’s claims the president was born in Kenya. Trump returned the favor by launching into yet another screeching birther diatribe on CNBC the morning of the event.

“I never really changed — nothing’s changed my mind,” Trump told CNBC, reassuring that his birtherism is as rock solid as it was last year when he briefly led Republican primary polling. “And by the way, you know, you have a huge group of people. I walk down the street and people are screaming, ‘Please don’t give that up.’ Look, a publisher came out last week and had a statement about Obama given to them by Obama when he was doing a book as a young man a number of years ago in the ’90s: ‘Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia.’” TPM
In other words, Romney is desperate: