Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attacked business mogul Donald Trump, saying that the latter’s “promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.”
Trump, the Republican front runner, asserts that students who attended and took courses at his defunct Trump University had a “98 percent” approval rating. In his argument, which Trump made on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he said that the students at his university were satisfied. The university is currently facing an ongoing class action lawsuit. “They’re spending now $100 million on negative, phony ads on Trump University which, by the way, has at 98 percent approval rating by the students that took the course—98 percent,” Trump said. “That’s why I won’t settle the case,” he added.
In his speech at the University of Utah, Romney, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, said that other GOP candidates – Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich – would be suitable candidates for the presidency. “Dishonesty is Donald Trump’s hallmark,” Romney said in his speech. He used terms as “bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics” in describing Trump.
“[Trump’s] promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University,” Romney said, according to a copy of his remarks. “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.”
Nevertheless, it doesn’t seem that Trump’s support will weaken as a result of Romney’s comments, KFOR notes. Late Wednesday night, before Romney made his remarks, Trump posted a video on Facebook wherein he criticized the former Massachusetts governor for not having a strong stance on issues like immigration and abortion. In a tweet, Trump said, “I have brought millions of people into the Republican Party, while the Dems are going down. Establishment wants to kill this movement!” According to Politico, Trump also said that he had supported Romney’s campaign back in 2012.