Donald trump is unfit to be president – Mitt Romney

Republican 2012 White House nominee Mitt Romney excoriated Donald Trump as unfit to be president Thursday, in a brutally personal attack that showed party panic at the billionaire's frontrunner status. Baldly stating that "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud," Romney said his party's leading White House candidate "has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president." Romney offered a litany of pejorative descriptions of Trump, painting him as greedy, dishonest, vulgar, reckless, bullying and misogynistic, with policies that would prompt a recession and spook allies. Romney's stem-winder is highly unusual in a party that usually swears by Ronald Reagan's "11th commandment" -- "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." But it is another sign that Trump's shock electoral success has provoked panic among the Republican grandees. Romney heavily lost the 2012 election to incumbent president Barack Obama, a point that Trump was keen to point out on Twitter. "I am the only one who can beat Hillary Clinton. I am not a Mitt Romney, who doesn't know how to win." he wrote. "Why did Mitt Romney BEG me for my endorsement four years ago?" he added. Many believe Trump's racially tinged rhetoric and unorthodox past will lead the party to electoral oblivion. Romney warned that "if we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished." His comments were endorsed by the party's 2008 presidential nominee John McCain, who also criticized Trump's "uninformed and indeed dangerous statements on national security issues." But it is far from clear such interventions will stop Trump's meteoric rise. Source: AFPFacebooktwittergoogle_plus

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