Mitt Romney did not hold back
Mitt Romney gave a major speech at the Hinckley Institute where he completely, destroyed Donald Trump in no uncertain terms. Romney did not hold back in his criticism of Donald Trump.
"Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud," Romney said. "His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat."
Donald Trump's Trump University is being sued for fraud. Recently a judge has allowed the suit to go through.
The New York Times had the following to say about Mitt Romney's speech.
The public skewering of Mr. Trump was also deeply personal. Mr. Romney accused him of being an overrated businessman, bemoaned his mockery of the disable and pointed out his history of marital affairs while predicting that Mr. Trump would be an embarrassing commander-in- chief.
“There is dark irony in his boasts of his sexual exploits during the Vietnam War while John McCain, whom he has mocked, was imprisoned and tortured,” Mr. Romney said.
In an instance of old rivals uniting, Mr. McCain praised Mr. Romney for speaking out.
“I share the concerns about Donald Trump that my friend and former Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, described in his speech today,” Mr. McCain said in a statement. “I would also echo the many concerns about Mr. Trump’s uninformed and indeed dangerous statements on national security issues that have been raised by 65 Republican defense and foreign policy leaders.”
Unfortunately this is too little too late. It will likely make no difference it Trump's move forward.