Even though Donald Trump called Rick Perry's birtherism hints a "positive thing," he didn't seem sure that the tactic was great in the long run, according to comments he made last night to Piers Morgan. The media mogul, who recently had dinner with Perry and kick started Perry's frenzy of "joking" hints that the president's birth certificate wasn't real, hedged when the CNN host asked if it was a "sensible" thing for the Texas governor to do in the campaign. "Well, I think it's good for him in the Republican primary, I don't necessarily know if it's good in the general election." Even though he appeared to note the tactic's possible diminishing returns in the general election, Trump didn't back away from his own notions, citing what people are saying on "the internet" as a reason why certificate wasn't real.
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