Jeb, who was urged not to run by his own Mother, suspended his campaign after trailing Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in early primaries.
“The troops would be guilty of crimes and he would be guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors”, Romney declared.
Mr. Cruz made a plea for Republican voters to break with Mr. Trump, who he described as lifelong liberal who couldn’t be trusted to stick to his conservative campaign rhetoric.
“I have never tried to go and get into these kinds of scrums that we are seeing here”. He dismissed any suggestion he might be small elsewhere, Trump said: “I guarantee you there is no problem”. Mr. Trump said, recalling his endorsement of Mr. Romney in the 2012 race.
In a weird moment in Thursday evening’s GOP presidential debate, Trump dredged up a recent slight by rival Marco Rubio over the size of NY real-estate magnate’s hands.
“No reasonable scenario I can imagine”, Romney said. However, at the end of Thursday’s debate, Trump’s rivals said they would endorse any eventual nominee, including Trump. Actually, “shifting positions” understates the case-in each instance, Fox showed videos of Trump making a bombastic claim, then reversing his position.
“I don’t know what happened to him”, Trump said.
In one moment of levity, Texas Sen.
With Ben Carson’s exit from the race this week, the field of Republican candidates has now been narrowed to four, but any number of predictions that GOP voters would unite behind one anti-Trump candidate have come and gone without a change in the overall dynamic.
At the debate, Trump, 69, was questioned for the first time since a year ago by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who angered him with her questioning at the Republicans’ first debate on August 6, prompting him to cancel participation in a debate in Iowa in January, a move that appeared to cost him some votes.
When pressed on what exactly his “excuses” for supporting Trump would be, Rubio responded, “He makes it hard to answer that question because of the way he behaves”.
Rubio said he rejects the notion that Americans will have to pick the lesser of two evils between Clinton and Trump in November.
It highlighted the unprecedented way the party’s most prominent leaders are feuding, as panicking Republican officials realise there is little they can do stop Mr Trump’s march towards the presidential nomination. “I guarantee you”, Trump said.