Following Mitt Romney‘s joke during a campaign stop in Michigan yesterday that “no one has ever asked to see [his] birth certificate,” the Obama campaign has put out a new ad accusing Romney of “embracing unfounded conspiracy theories” and declaring that “America doesn’t need a birther-in-chief.”
President Obama‘s Twitter account got in the first swipe at Romney’s comment by highlighting Bruce Springsteen‘s “Born in the U.S.A.” as the song of the day, and a campaign spokesperson followed up by accusing Romney of “directly enlist[ing] himself in the birther movement.” The campaign continued to hammer home Romney’s birther ties in the campaign ad, released late yesterday.
Romney has repeatedly insisted that he believes that Obama was born in the United States, making that point clear in an interview yesterday with CBS News. Nonetheless, the Obama campaign ad accuses Romney of “embracing unfounded conspiracy theories [and] distracting from real issues.”
The birther-in-chief line has been previously used by the Obama campaign to describe Donald Trump, with campaign advisor Robert Gibbs saying last Sunday that Romney has no moral high ground to criticize the Obama campaign over tone when he is “auctioning off dinners” with Trump.
Watch the ad below:
h/t ABC News
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