Would Donald Trump Have Gone After Mitt Romney’s Mexican-Born Father?
His mother, Lenore, was born in Utah and his father, former Michigan governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate George Romney, was born in Mexico.
So on a day when real estate and media mogul Donald Trump was trying to help Mitt Romney by stirring up a new round of questions about whether Democratic President Barack Obama was born in the United States, Romney’s own birth record became a reminder that in the 1968 presidential campaign, his father had faced his own “birther” controversy.
George Romney argued that because his parents were both born in the United States he was a “natural born citizen” and thus eligible to be president. Would Donald Trump have let him off the hook?