Last night in Chicago, President Obama attended a campaign fundraiser hosted by his former pastor Jeremiah Wright.
Obama said that he doesn’t always agree with Wright’s radical views, and noted that Wright sometimes disagrees with him. But he explained that he needed the support of people who, like Wright, want God to damn the United States of America in order to win a majority in the 2012 presidential election.
Conservative columnist George Will was mystified by Obama’s willingness to appear at a fundraiser hosted by Wright: “The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me.”
Oops. My mistake. What actually happened is this:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney last night attended a fundraiser in Las Vegas hosted by serial birther and all-around jerk Donald Trump.
Tuesday night’s event, which was expected to raise upwards of $2 million for Romney’s campaign, followed a day in which Trump doubled down on his claims that President Obama was not born in the United States and was instead born in Kenya.
“A lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate,” Trump said of Obama’s Hawaii birth certificate in an interview on CNN just hours before he hosted Romney’s fundraiser. Democrats slammed Trump’s position throughout the day, believing it can win them voters who find such talk repugnant.
Romney did not address Trump’s new comments on Tuesday but told reporters earlier that he doesn’t agree with all of his supporters, including Trump. “And my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. “But I need to get 50.1 percent or more. And I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”
And George Will was talking about Trump, not Wright.