Mitt Romney says Donald Trump is not fit for Presidential nomination
Failed Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has warned that fellow Republican Donald Trump is not fit for the Presidential nomination.
In a speech on Thursday, Romney, who lost to President Obama in the 2012 race, and previously in 2008, warned his party against nominating the Apprentice star as the candidate.
He said Trump doesn’t have “the temperament nor the judgment to be President”.
Romney went on to say that “prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished” if Trump becomes President.
“Here’s what I know: Donald Trump is a phoney, a fraud,” Romney said, pointing to Trump’s several bankruptcies.
“His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University,” he continued, saying Trump is a threat to the Republican party as well as the US.
Romney went on to warn that Trump was making “scapegoats of Muslims and Mexican immigrants” through plans to build a wall between Mexico and the US.
Trump has hit back, calling Romney a “failed candidate”, and saying he should not be attempting to advise on issues of electability.
He said Romney ran “one of the worst races in presidential history”.
Romney is not the only high profile Republican to attack Trump’s politics.
Various members of the GOP’s national security community said in an open letter that Trump’s “vision of American influence and power in the world” is “wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle”.
“He swings from isolationism to military adventurism within the space of one sentence,” the letter read.
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