Mitt Romney’s scorching denouncement of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump earlier in the day is expected to weigh heavily during tonight’s Fox News GOP debate in Detroit. He said of his decision to run for president, America has been good to him and now it’s time for him to pay it back.
Holding his hands up for the audience to see, Trump said: “I guarantee you, there’s no problem”.
It was a line of attack that establishment-backed Senator Marco Rubio raised again and again in the debate. “What’s going to happen in a contested convention is that people who are running for president and who have delegates are going to be able to battle with one another”.
The 11th televised debate of the Republican party’s presidential hopefuls, broadcast on Fox News, made for many a cringeworthy moment, one of which involved Trump’s hands and manhood. On Friday morning, Romney said he believed the billionaire’s current rhetoric was more damaging than his past efforts to stoke the anti-Obama birther movement. “And, he referred to my hands, ‘If they’re small, something else must be small’”.
At the University of Utah on Thursday, Romney attempted to eviscerate Trump by calling him a “phony”, “fraud”, and dishonest among other things. However, at the end of Thursday’s debate, Trump’s rivals said they would endorse any eventual nominee, including Trump. The anti-Trump forces have a short window to stop the caustic businessman, who ahead of Saturday had accumulated 319 of the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination at July’s Republican national convention, outpacing Cruz, who had 226 delegates. Ted Cruz slammed the numerous checks he’s written to boost Hillary Clinton’s political career. In his speech, Romney encouraged Republicans to vote for the candidate expected to perform best in each state, such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich in Ohio and Sen. I think a lot of that’s going to be determined by whether or not Trump wins Florida and Ohio.
‘The plaintiffs against you are like the Madoff victims, ‘ said Kelly at one point, before reading the opinion handed down by the US Court of Appeals, which said; ‘… victims of con artists often sing the praises of their victimizers until they realize that they have been fleeced’. He said Trump has dangerously divided the Republican party.
However, though both Trump and Cruz won two states each, Cruz’s victories were bigger.
He also abruptly changed his position on foreign workers, saying more of them who are highly skilled should be allowed to remain in the United States.