(POLITICO) Donald Trump is once again, out of nowhere, dominating the 2012 campaign. But this time, he’s overshadowing the GOP standard-bearer who also happens to be his own pick: Mitt Romney.

More than a year after Trump made headlines doubting President Barack’s Obama’s birthplace and claimed to have investigators on the ground in Hawaii, Trump is essentially dismissing the legitimacy of the commander-in-chief’s birth certificate, asserting the president was clearly born in Kenya and “told the truth” to a literary agent who listed him that way two decades ago.

So far, Romney is staying mostly silent on those claims — saying he can’t control his supporters.

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