Without directly addressing the suggestion, he said, “No doubt, if we remain divided, Trump wins”. And because it was in response to another attack from Trump, it was fair to defend himself. “I wanted to show him the size of my hands, how I could grab him, how I could grab him”, Trump said, addressing hundreds of highly enthusiastic and cheering supporters in MI.
After Romney forcefully condemned the current GOP front-runner in a speech Thursday, speculation spread that Romney was signaling his willingness to be considered as a last-minute savior, should none of the current candidates win the required number of delegates.
And U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative presidential hopeful, ruled out a deal to pick a compromise Republican candidate at a “brokered convention” in July to deny brash businessman Trump the nomination.
“These young Americans have the chance to fulfill an incredible potential and destiny, but we have to give them a chance, and they won’t have a chance if a Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders is elected”, he said at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
Besides, he said, he only made the comment “one time, to a guy who needs to be stood up to”.
Some party leaders and donors are critical of Trump’s positions on trade and immigration, including his calls to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, deport 11 million illegal immigrants and temporarily bar Muslims from entering the country.
In one particularly sharp exchange, Rubio renewed his criticisms of Trump University, which charged students $1,495 each for seminars that would teach them the billionaire’s secrets to making it big in real estate. A lawsuit filed by the NY attorney general claims the classes fell so short of promises that it amounted to fraud. “You can’t trust them”, Rubio said.
“I’m not going to even go there”, Romney said.
Trump shrugged it off, saying: “It’s a minor civil case”.
But presidential candidate John Kasich, Ohio’s Republican governor, rejected Romney’s call. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic caucuses in Kansas and Nebraska.