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Rep. Jason Chaffetz says Mitt Romney has been "crystal clear" on his stance on the "birther" issue.
(CNN) – Donald Trump did not back down Tuesday from his questioning of President Barack Obama's birthplace, instead arguing heatedly with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that "a lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate," though he declined to offer names of experts who agree with him.
The issue of Obama's birth – litigated in the 2008 presidential campaign, then settled when the Obama White House released the long-form version of the certificate in April 2011 – is being brought to the fore in no small part by Trump, who is also set to fund-raise alongside presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney Tuesday evening.
On the same day that Donald Trump is teaming up with Mitt Romney for a fundraiser, President Barack Obama's campaign is highlighting what it calls Romney's "refusal" to condemn Trump's continued highlighting of the "birther" conspiracy.
Donald Trump will Join Wolf Blitzer today at 4pm ET in "The Situation Room" on CNN to discuss his appearance with Romney and his stance on the "birther" issue.
Donald Trump tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer why he is endorsing Romney for president.
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By Wolf Blitzer, CNN
New York (CNN) - I spent some quality time with Donald Trump today at his office in New York. Having interviewed him many times over the years, I can assure you he remains vintage Trump. He has very strong views on virtually every issue out there – though they are not always what you might think.
He doesn't lack in self-confidence. He's understandably very proud of his accomplishments. He's a firm believer of what my father used to say to me all the time growing up in Buffalo, New York: "Remember, son, if you don't promote yourself, no one else will."
Donald Trump talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the credit downgrade and hints at reconsidering a presidential run.