Appearing on MSNBC's Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd this morning, Mitt Romney's press secretary Andrea Saul claimed that birther Donald Trump attending a fundraiser with the Republican presidential nominee is on par with comedian Bill Maher donating $1 million to President Obama's campaign.
"The Obama campaign refuses to denounce Bill Maher when he said extremely hateful things," Saul said. "So you're going to see things on both sides of the aisle, you know, as [Obama press secretary] Jay Carney said, you can't be responsible for everything your supporters say."
"The big difference between Bill Maher and Donald Trump, though," Todd noted, "is that the president is not sharing a stage with Bill Maher."
"He's taken plenty of money from him which he could turn away if he wanted to," Saul returned, before shifting to criticizing Obama for being "hostile" to job creators.