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    Donald Trump Can't Be Controlled, Causes Major Headache For Mitt Romney

    LAS VEGAS -- "He doesn't want to talk about it."Or so said Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's spokesman, on the question of where President Obama was born.Cohen, in a phone interview, called the renewed controversy over Trump's questioning of whether Obama was born in the U.S. "a distraction," and blamed it on "the liberal media."But five minutes after The Huffington Post talked to Cohen on the phone, a call to Trump's New York offices resulted in the casino, real-estate and reality-TV mogul being patched through on the line, from here in Las Vegas.

    "I don't imagine this is distraction at all," Trump said. "In fact, we have a fundraiser that's going to take place in a couple of hours, and I'm just walking through the lobby of Trump international and this place is packed."

    Trump went on CNBC in the morning to double down on his comments last week, when he seized on a report earlier this month from a conservative website,, that uncovered a "promotional booklet" from 1991 in which Obama's "then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel touts Obama as 'born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.'"

    "It's hitting very close to home and they're very nervous about it," Trump said. "They're very afraid of the issue. They don't like the issue. And you know what? You'd say the same thing if you were in their position."
    He said the Obama campaign was trying to use "reverse psychology."
    "When something that they don't like gets put in papers the best thing you can do is say, 'Oh we love it, we love it.' What they're doing is reverse psychology and I don't blame them one bit. They hate this subject. They hate it more than anybody has hated any subject, and the best they can do is to just say, 'Oh we're so happy it was brought up,'" Trump said. "And people like you, who I assume they consider are suckers, write exactly what they say. And I don't know if you're a sucker or not. It depends on whether or not you write it."
    "They don't love it at all. They hate it. And let me tell you, I have plenty of friends in there and they will tell you, they will tell me, they do not like this subject one bit. This is not a good subject for them," he said.
    Trump also said Obama should release his college transcripts.

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    Dear god he cant let it go can he? I believe this is defiantly going to hurt the Romney campaign. Trump is a cancer (politically) that just will not go away. He is a ****ing nut job attention whore.


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    This is all about Trump wanting to be in the spotlight. My guess is he only does it for publicity. You have to give him credit though he's good at getting noticed good or bad.
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    Yeah, Trump is an attention whore but he's coming off like a guy suffering from early-onset dementia. I heard his interview with Wolf Blitzer, which was nothing more than a monologue by Trump about his wild birther theories without offering a single fact, answering a single question, or even shutting up while Blitzer was trying to talk.

    He's blown any minor credibility he might once have had. No big loss to the world.

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    Romney screwed himself when he hitched his wagon to The Donald. What should have been a big moment for his campaign -- sealing the nomination -- instead became a birther sideshow.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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