Romney Won’t Repudiate Birthers

Mitt Romney will take a supporter where he can get one, thank you very much. The presidential candidate said Monday night that he “doesn’t agree with all the people who support” him but that he’s “appreciative to have” their help. Romney was addressing questions volleyed at him regarding the birther issue, as the former Massachusetts governor drew a day closer to a Donald Trump–hosted fundraiser set for Tuesday in Las Vegas. Trump has still not completely backed down from the birther issue, and Romney would not correct him or his followers. “I need to get 50.1 percent or more” of the vote, Romney said. “My guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in.” Newt Gingrich will be in attendance as well. The birther issue flared up again Friday when Trump told The Daily Beast that Obama’s “mother never spent a day in the hospital” in Hawaii.