“I have done a great service to the American people,” he says, which is true. He’s helped produce a whole new document that’ll be summarily dismissed as a CIA forgery or whatever. Hey — Panetta must have done something to warrant that promotion, right?

The scene today in New Hampshire:

“Did you hear?” he asked a group of about 50 workers at the Wilcox plant outside of Portsmouth. “I am so proud of myself! I got this guy to show his birth certificate!”…

He was greeted by throngs everywhere he went, mobbed as he walked down Market Street in Portsmouth. One onlooker screamed, “You’re a bigot!” But most shouted out approval, with one man calling out, “Get the grades!”

Below you’ll find John King asking him one of two questions that arose after this morning’s revelation, namely, didn’t Trump say just two days ago that “somebody” told him the birth certificate was missing? No solid answer here, although if he ends up deciding that the new birth certificate is a forgery, I guess that’ll be the answer. The second question, then: Didn’t he tell Stephanopoulos that he might finally release his tax returns if The One came clean about the birth certificate? What happened? Quote:

My colleague Michael Falcone caught up with Trump in New Hampshire and asked him if he would follow through and release his tax returns.

“That’s something I would be thinking about doing anyway. That is certainly something I’d be thinking about doing anyway. But before I do anything I have to make the decision in June and the first thing I’m going to be releasing will be financials,” Trump said.

Falcone asked again, will you fulfill that pledge that you made where you said I’m going to tie the birth certificate to my tax records?

“Yeah, at the appropriate time,” Trump responded.

The One must be kicking himself after reading that. If only he’d answered questions about releasing the birth certificate with “at the appropriate time.” Turns out the Democrats were right about their having a problem with “messaging.”

Robert Gibbs also called on Trump to release his tax returns today. Trump’s response: “Gibbs is a loser.” Touche.