This claim has risen, been proved false, and faded several times over the past few years, but never seems to quite go away.
Trump, the bombastic real estate mogul and one-time GOP presidential contender, is the latest to draw attention to these claims. In Greensboro, he called on the president to release his college transcripts so that everyone could inspect what he put down for "place of birth" on the forms.
"There is one line called place of birth, I’d like to see what he said....Perhaps it’s going to say Hawaii, perhaps it’s going to say Kenya," several news outlets reported him saying.
Given what we know and have seen, no credible news source or mainstream politician is seriously questioning the whether the president is actually a U.S. citizen or not. That question has been asked, answered and is now verging on silly.
Asked on his charter plane Monday night whether Trump's questioning of Obama's birthplace gave him pause, Romney said he was grateful for all his supporters.
"You know, I don't agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don't all agree with everything I believe in," Romney said. "But I need to get 50.1% or more and I'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people."
Romney has said in the past that he firmly believes Obama was born in Hawaii, and is thus constitutionally eligible to be president.