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Obama campaign capitalizes off of Trump birther comments

The Obama campaign is capitalizing off of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s risky decision to campaign today with Apprentice host Donald Trump.

The Obama 2012 campaign released a video today comparing Romney to 2008 GOP nominee John McCain, who rejected “extremism” the 2008 presidential election.  The message is that Romney is more ‘radical’ right than reasonable, moderate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

At the beginning of the video, text rolls across the screen stating that, “As the Republican nominee, John McCain stood up to the voices of extremism in his party.” The video then cuts to McCain defending President Obama as a person, if not a politician.

Trump has openly said he believes President Obama was not born in the U.S., an issue that has always grabbed big headlines.

Trump first began promoting the “birther” issue when he was eyeing his own bid for the Republican nomination last year, using it as an issue to distinguish himself from the other candidates.

He has stuck to his views on the President, even going so far as posting a response on Twitter this morning.

Trump is scheduled to appear one of Romney’s fundraisers in Las Vegas today along with Newt Gingrich.  Despite Trump’s extreme opinions, Romney has indicated that he will not distance himself from the billionaire according to The Huffington Post.

“You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. ” But I need to get 50.1 percent or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people


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