Meanwhile Mr Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, asked voters earlier on Thursday to “make the right choice”, warning that Mr Trump’s economic plan would sink the U.S. in a recession and that Mr Trump could not remember details from his healthcare plan. I backed him. You can see how loyal he is, he was begging for my endorsements.
When asked about the lead water crisis in Flint, Marco Rubio gave credit to Governor Rick Snyder for his response.
Kasich sought to turn Trump’s statement on the value of “flexibility” into a character question.
But the debate quickly went down a negative path when Trump responded to rival Marc Rubio’s contention last month that Trump had “small hands”.
Cruz then began to instruct Trump in breathing exercises.
At one point, Trump appeared to promise that he would move that manufacturing to USA factories. Clinton, who’s been doing well with African-American voters, had an easy win in Louisiana. Kondik said there is some debate over whether state laws that force delegates to vote for their candidate on the first ballot are constitutional – a legal twist that may become more important down the road.
That’s the same line of attack Rubio is pushing as he tries to emerge as Trump’s chief rival. Most of all, Romney railed, Trump is “a phony”.
USA senators Rubio, of Florida, and Cruz, of Texas, questioned Trump’s immigration policy and his use of foreign workers at his exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Marco Rubio, who has ramped up his attacks on front-runner Donald Trump in recent days, went on the attack against the NY billionaire over Trump University, a Trump business endeavor that’s now the subject of a lawsuit. ‘If they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem. In one of the campaign’s many oddities, the Trump-Kelly episode created lingering bad feelings between the leading Republican candidate and the television network most popular with Republican viewers. And Trump kept swatting them off.
For Rubio, that state is Florida, which like OH votes March 15.
That set off a round of cross-talk and insults, with Trump saying to Rubio, “Don’t worry about it, little Marco”. That’s when Kelly’s tough questioning about Trump’s treatment of women blew up into a running argument between Fox and the candidate.
Both Lublin and Kondik agreed that if Trump achieves the magic number of 1,237 delegates, which is the majority, it will be hard for the others to take away the nomination.
“People are energized by what I’m saying” and turning out in remarkable numbers to vote, Trump told NBC.
Clinton has attacked controversial Trump before also.
David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to Obama, called the Romney speech a “break glass” moment he had not seen since 1964, when Republicans abandoned their candidate Barry Goldwater. “They want to stay in this country”, he said.
“The Republicans are eating their own”, Trump said at a rally in Wichita, according to the Washington Post.
But standing before the Trump bandwagon Thursday like the Tank Man at Tiananmen Square – against whom Trump sided, in a 1990 interview with Playboy, instead praising the “strength” Beijing showed in ordering soldiers to kill their countrymen – was the previous GOP standard-bearer, Mitt Romney. He has won 46 per cent of the delegates awarded so far, and he would have to increase that to 51 per cent in the remaining primaries.