Mitt Romney vs Donald Trump: before Republican debate tonight, another war facing GOP
While Donald Trump may be celebrating his win in the Super Tuesday primary elections, attacks against him seem to be intensifying. And attacks are not just night time raids that donâ€™t leave mark, but open war.
The latest round of attack against the billionaire real estate baron and Republican front runner is from none other than the man who had got the backing of Donald Trump in the last US presidential elections four years ago, Mitt Romney.
As was expected, Republican establishment has intensified its onslaught against the billionaire businessman who many believe has left the GOP totally divided. Initially no one thought he will be able to make inroads and will disappear after a few initial losses.
While 13 Republican presidential hopefuls have left the race, including GOP favorite Jeb Bush, Trump has notched up more than a dozen wins.
Now former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has made the most scathing attack against Trump calling him a “phony” and exhorting fellow Republicans to shun him for the good of the country and party.
In a speech that he is expected to deliver at University of Utah he is set to say, “His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University”. In turning up the rhetoric, Romney cast his lot with a growing chorus of anxious Republican leaders – people many Trump supporters view as establishment figures – in trying to slow the New York real estate mogul’s momentum.
His speech further says, “Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraudâ€¦His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hatâ€¦His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgement to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill”.