Note: On the same day Romney reached enough delegates to be the Republican Presidential nominee for 2012, his "surrogate" Donald "Birther" Trump went on Wolf Blitzer's CNN Situation Room and had meltdown over President Obama's Birth Certificate on life TV:
Stephen Colbert Update:
According to RealClearPolitics Average of Polls, Obama leads Romney by 45.6 percent to Romney's 43.6%. How is Mitt going to get to that 50.1% up here? He's already got the fiscal conservatives and the social conservatives mixed in - that's not enough!
Now Trump gets him the Birthers, but now he's got to reach out to the 9-11 Truthers, the Alien Abductees, the Doomsday Preppers, the Sasquatch Hunters, the Sasquatches, or "Sasqueetch."
Sh** - that's only 50%!
How does he get that tiny sliver? That's going to be tough. Who represents such a miniscule portion of Americans? Wait! I've got it - all Mitt needs are the blacks who like Donald Trump. (Shows Video of Trump saying "The winner is Arsenio Hall" on The Apprentice.)
50.1! 50.1! Mitt, you're hired!
From the CNN Transcript Situation Room May 29, 2012
TRUMP: Obama does not like the issue of where he was born. His own publisher, as you know, using his words, said he was born in Kenya and he lived in Indonesia. Of course, now he's denying that, amazingly.
So -- but I'm not here to talk about that. I'm here to talk, as you said you would, jobs, China, what's going on with respect to China and how they're ripping this country, what's going on with respect to OPEC and how the nations of OPEC are laughing at the stupidity of our country. That's what I'm here to talk about.
BLITZER: All right.
TRUMP: You know that's what I'm here to talk about, and I thought your introduction was highly inappropriate. But that's OK, because I have gotten to know you over the years.
BLITZER: Well, I -- well, listen, Donald, first of all, I never said we weren't going talk about the birther issue. We had a conversation earlier today. We didn't discuss at all what we were going to talk about...
. . . *SNIP*
TRUMP: Now, you won't report it, Wolf, but many people do not think it was authentic.
His mother was not in the hospital. There are many other things that came out. And, frankly, if you would report it accurately, I think you would probably get better ratings than you're getting, which are pretty small.
BLITZER: Donald, have you seen the actual newspaper announcements within days of his birth in Honolulu, for example, "The Honolulu Star- Bulletin"? We will put it up there. You see the birth announcement back in 1961.
BLITZER: Listen to me, Donald.
BLITZER: Can I ask...
TRUMP: Am I allowed to talk, if you could stop defending Obama?
BLITZER: Donald, Donald, you're beginning to sound a little ridiculous, I have to tell you.
TRUMP: No, I think you are, Wolf.
Let me tell you something. I think you sound ridiculous. And if you would ask me a question and let me answer it, instead of making...
BLITZER: Here's the question. Did the conspiracy start in 1961, when "The Honolulu-Star Bulletin" and ""The Honolulu Advertiser" contemporaneously published announcements that he was born in Hawaii?
TRUMP: That's right.
And many people put those announcements in because they wanted to get the benefit of being so-called so-called born in this country. Many people did it. It was something that was done by many people,even if they weren't born in the country. You know it, and so do I. And so do a lot of your viewers.
. . . *SNIP*
BLITZER: Donald, let me tell you -- let me tell you who hates this subject. It is Mitt Romney, who totally disagrees with you on this, including today. He issued a statement.
TRUMP: I don't speak to Mitt Romney about it.
BLITZER: Is Mitt Romney a Democrat? Is he an Obama supporter?
TRUMP: Mitt -- what I speak to Mitt Romney about is jobs. What I speak to Mitt Romney about is China, because he's got a great view on China and how they're trying to destroy our country by taking our jobs and making our product and manipulating their currency, so that it makes it almost impossible for our companies to compete.
What I speak to him about is OPEC. I don't speak to him about this. You bring it up because you feel it's probably going to get a few more people watching your station, which, unfortunately, they're not doing.
BLITZER: Here's what Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said today -- today, not yesterday, not last week, not six months ago -- "Governor Romney has said repeatedly that he believes President Obama was born in the United States."
Now, he's not a Democrat.
BLITZER: He's not an Obama supporter. He's Governor Romney, the Republican nominee. He says you're wrong.
TRUMP: You know what?
Everybody is entitled to their opinion, Wolf. You know my opinion. You know his opinion. And that's fine. We're entitled, as he said yesterday in the airplane, we're all entitled to our opinions. And he's entitled to his opinion and I think that's wonderful. I don't happen to share that opinion. And that's wonderful, also.
BLITZER: But the state of Hawaii says it's not an opinion, it's a fact.
TRUMP: No, I don't think so. I think if you look at the birth certificate, take a look and you tell me, really. You analyze the birth certificate. There are many people that don't agree with that birth certificate. They don't think it's authentic, Wolf.
BLITZER: I don't know when you say many people who don't agree...
TRUMP: Many people.
BLITZER: Like who?
TRUMP: There are many people...
BLITZER: Give me an -- give me a name of somebody...
TRUMP: There are many people...
BLITZER: -- in a position of authority...
TRUMP: -- that do not believe...
BLITZER: -- in Hawaii who says -- but give me a name.
TRUMP: There are many people -- I don't give names. There are many people that do not believe that birth certificate is authentic.
BLITZER: Well, you know what...
TRUMP: Many people.
I want to see the certificate that proves Donald Trump's brain isn't a slightly leaky bucket of canned yams.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) May 29, 2012
Wolf Blitzer Awakens From Coma to Destroy Donald Trump zite.to/LRxV6S via @zite
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) May 30, 2012
Team Romney is finding out the hard way just how distracting all things Trump can be to them.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) May 29, 2012
Other countries take care of their mentally ill. It seems cruel to just put them on Wolf Blitzer's show.
— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) May 30, 2012
I MSNBC would stop calling it "Birtherism". It's RACISM, simple and plain. Donald Trump is a racist. Birtherism is racism.
— Black Canseco (@BlackCanseco) May 29, 2012
People will tell you this Trump stuff is part of a devious/smart Romney plan. Actually, it's the total disaster it looks like.
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) May 29, 2012
Just prior to fundraiser with birther Donald Trump, Romney releases HIS birth certificatethkpr.gs/Jzdw7J #classy
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) May 30, 2012
“I am a natural born citizen. My parents were American citizens." Said by George Romney (Mitt's dad) who was born in Mexico. #ctl #Romney
— Cletis Stump (@CletisStump) May 30, 2012
Racist Trump didn't have a problem with Senator McCain being born in Panama and never questioned if Romney was born in Mexico! #Maddow
— Armenta(@ChavezChavis) May 30, 2012
#ManyPeople think Romney was born in Mexico and has 5 wives.
— B. Justice (@zefirotorna) May 30, 2012
BREAKING: State of Hawaii Unable to Confirm Details of Mitt Romney's Birth, Asks Arizona: "Have You Guys Tried Mexico?"
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) May 23, 2012
Romney didn't release a birth certificate, only a certificate of live birth. We'll take a trip to Acapulco to investigate this
— The Democrat Machine (@DemocratMachine) May 30, 2012
Romney released birth certificate. Just lists parents as "Cyberdyne Systems."
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 30, 2012
If Romney camp hates the birther talk, why did Mitt choose tonight to release his birth certificate? #trumpmadehimdoit mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBR…
— Ed Schultz (@edshow) May 29, 2012
Donald Trump won't rest until he sees the Romney campaign's death certificate.
— Indecision (@indecision) May 29, 2012
Finally Romney has a reason to fire a person who actually deserves to be fired goo.gl/rsZBM
— Rainier Wolfcastle (@r_wolfcastle) May 30, 2012
Chris Matthews:"The problem is that Romney looks like the apprentice.He doesn't look like the boss." #hardball
— Hardball (@hardball) May 29, 2012
Anyone want my Donald Trump bobble head doll? You push a button and it says "Black people are from Kenya."
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 30, 2012
#ManyPeople think Donald Trump is trying to use birtherism to get Orley Taitz into the sack.
— Jean Esselink (@Uncucumbered) May 30, 2012
Hilarious: Breitbart site denies any relation to birthers, yet Donald Trump is citing them to argue for birtherism bit.ly/M3P9AW
— Media Matters (@mmfa) May 29, 2012