Mitt Romney made declarations against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, saying that he was “phony and fraudulent”. The Republican Party’s former nominee for president in 2012 criticized Trump university with a touch of irony, in what has been described as one of the sharpest attacks that has been conducted to the GOP’s front-runner.
Mr. Romney, said that an “untrustworthy and dishonest” person such as Hillary Clinton should not become president of the United States in November. However, he added that a Trump nomination could enable her victory.
On Thursday afternoon in what appears to be a Twitter campaign, he said that he understands the anger that Americans feel in relation to the presidential elections, adding that in the past “presidents transformed their anger into energy” to defeat the “enemies of freedom.”
“He’s playing members of the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat.” Mr. Romney said on Thursday “Trump says he admires Vladimir Putin while he has called George W. Bush a liar. That is a twisted example of evil trumping good.”
The former governor of Massachusetts also condemned xenophobic comments issued by Mr. Trump, who proposed last year to built a wall in the U.S.’s frontier with Mexico to avoid illegal immigration.
According to Romney he wouldn’t have accepted Trump’s endorsement four years ago, during the 2012 presidential campaign, if he had said the things he says today about Muslims, Mexicans, and disabled people.
He also said that foreign policies proposed by the preferred Republican candidate for 2016’s elections, according to polls, would “make America and the world less safe”, explaining that his domestic policies could even lead the nation to an economic recession, reported the New York Times journal Thursday.
Donald Trump says that Romney begged him for his support on 2012
Later on Thursday, Grand Old Party’s presidential candidate Donald Trump said that Romney’s declarations were irrelevant. That being said, he dedicated a 20 minutes speech to the former governor, saying that Mitt had begged him for an endorsement in the 2012’s presidential elections, as reported by Vice News.
According to Trump, he could have told Mitt to “drop on his knees” by that time, and he would have dropped. Moreover, he added that his attacker does not have what it takes to be president since he lost in the last two presidential elections.
Source: Mitt Romney’s Twitter