Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is reportedly about to bash Donald Trump in a speech Thursday, according to excerpts of the speech being passed around social media.
In quoted remarks released by Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin, Romney calls Trump “a phony, a fraud.”
“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.”
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) March 3, 2016
It also looks like Romney will take a few shots at Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton:
Romney announced Thursday’s speech at the
Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, although he has previously been critical of Trump’s campaign. While he has not endorsed a candidate, it looks like he will praise certain GOP candidates.
“Of the remaining candidates, the only serious policy proposals … come from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich,” Politico’s Mike Allen quotes Romney as saying.
NBC News National Correspondent Peter Alexander has more from the speech as well:
More Romney excerpts (1/3) pic.twitter.com/yPEsvq3I2w
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) March 3, 2016
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