Mitt Romney labeled Donald Trump “a phony” and “a fraud.”
During an approximately 18-minute speech from Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Romney said, “Trump says he admires Vladimir Putin, while he has called George W. Bush a liar. That is a twisted example of evil trumping good.” (VIDEO: Romney: Vote For ‘Whoever Has The Best Chance To Beat Trump In A Given State’)
Romney also went after Trump’s economic plans, arguing, “If Donald Trump’s plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into a prolonged recession.”
The failed 2012 Republican nominee called Trump’s foreign policy “recklessness in the extreme.”
“There are a number of people who claim that Mr. Trump is a con man, a fake. There is indeed evidence of that. Mr. Trump has changed his positions not just over the years, but over the course of the campaign, and on the Ku Klux Klan, daily for three days in a row,” Romney said.
Romney’s speech also included the following personal insults: “Think of Donald Trump’s personal qualities, the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics. We have long referred to him as ‘The Donald.’ He is the only person in America to whom we have added an article before his name. It wasn’t because he had attributes we admired.”
“Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University,” Romney said. “He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.”
Romney also claimed, “A person so untrustworthy and dishonest as Hillary Clinton must not become president. But a Trump nomination enables her victory.”