Romney takes Texas, Trump causes problems

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a campaign stop, May 15, 2012. Photo courtesy of the Mitt Romney campaign.

As expected, Mitt Romney secured the Republic presidential nomination after taking the state of Texas today (Tuesday night in the United States) and securing the required 1,114 delegates. His win, however, was overshadowed by a statement made by Romney supporter Donald Trump about the President Barack Obama’s birthplace. The issue is an old one, but Trump insisted anew that there still are lingering doubts if whether or not Obama is a natural born US citizen and eligible to be president. This criticism prompted the Obama campaign to hit back at Romney, saying the Republican nominee was lacking in “moral leadership”.  

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