Mitt Romney came out swinging at Thursday’s “State Of The Race” speech at the University of Utah, blasting Donald Trump. The former presidential candidate offered his thoughts on the race so far, but mostly focused on the Republican party’s frontrunner. Gossip Cop has Romney’s five worst insults about Trump below.
(1) Romney began his speech by talking about the good old days with Ronald Reagan, but quickly turned his attention to Trump. The former Massachusetts governor warned that a Trump victory would lead to dark days. “If we make improvident choices, the bright horizon I foresee will never materialize,” said Romney. “Let me put it plainly, if we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.”
(2) He then warned that Trump was bad for families and workers, which is a sly way of saying Americans. “Now, I know you say, ‘Isn’t he a huge business success, and doesn’t he know what he’s talking about?’ No, he isn’t, and no, he doesn’t,” Romney continued. “His bankruptcies have crushed small businesses and their workers. He inherited his business. He didn’t create it.”
(3) Romney then expressed how the three other candidates, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, should get the nomination instead. “One of these men should be our nominee,” Romney told the crowd.
(4) When it came to the possibility of Trump having to work with other countries, Romney labeled his ideas as “recklessness in the extreme.” “Now, Donald Trump tells us he is very, very smart. I’m afraid that when it comes to foreign policy, he is very, very not smart,” the former Republican Presidential candidate said.
(5) Trump was then compared to a child by Romney. “Dishonesty is Donald Trump’s hallmark,” Romney continued. “[His] bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics… He’s not of the temperament of the kind of stable, thoughtful person we need as leader.”
Trump has yet to respond to Romney’s speech on social media. The candidate is slated to appear Thursday night at another Republican debate, where he is bound to address some of the issues raised by Romney.
: Trump responded to Romney hours later on Thursday during a speech in Portland, Maine, saying he was “very nasty.” Trump also said that the former Republican Presidential candidate is not fit for the White House. “If he would have run and even if he would have won, it would have been bad,” Trump told his supporters. “He doesn’t have what it takes to be President, that I can tell you that. He doesn’t have what it takes to be President.”