"I understand the anger Americans feel today. In the past, our presidents have channeled that anger and forged it into resolve — into endurance and high purpose ... our anger was transformed into energy for good. Mr. Trump is directing our anger for less than noble purposes. He creates scapegoats of Muslims and Mexican immigrants. He calls for the use of torture. He calls for killing the innocent children and family members of terrorists. He cheers assaults on protesters. He applauds the prospect of twisting the Constitution to limit First Amendment freedom of the press. This is the very brand of anger that has led other nations into the abyss."
Looks like two-time failed candidate Mitt Romney is going to be telling Republicans how to get elected. Not a good messenger!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2016
Romney's speech will set off lots and lots of head nodding among the people who concluded long ago that nominating Trump is a bad idea. But will it persuade anyone who is voting for Trump not to do so? I seriously doubt it. In fact, I think that more than anything, it will confirm for those people that Trump must really be a threat to the hated establishment if people like Romney are this panicked about the real estate mogul getting the nomination.
If Trump ever needed a testament to just how much the establishment is against him, this Romney speech is it. Romney feels like he needs to do it but the most likely outcome is the opposite of what he is going for: an emboldened Trump crusading against the sad losers of the Republican party past.
Romney sought Trump's endorsement in 2012 and fawned over him in a speech memorialized on YouTube.
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Anyone who condones this is an absolute idiot. AND heartless.
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