Is Team Romney Trying to Stop Trump's Candidacy? The Donald Sounds Off
Donald Trump was on “Fox and Friends” this morning, where he sounded off on a report that says former Romney aides and advisors want to take down Trump's candidacy.
Now, the Mitt Romney diaspora — an army of former aides and advisers from Romney’s long political career — are arrayed among a host of Republican presidential campaigns. But, through no concerted effort, they are curiously aligned once again in common cause, a stem-to-stern effort that has united old comrades even as they nominally play for different teams: stopping Donald Trump.
“We are united,” said one former Romney aide now working for another campaign, which he said would not permit him to speak for attribution.
“It’s a common goal and not just for Romney people, but for anyone invested in Republicanism, conservatism, and anyone who gives a flying [expletive] about what we’re trying to do here. Even if you’re not getting paid, this isn’t good for anybody,” he said.
“I'm disappointed in Mitt Romney. He is the one that's leading it. He was a failure,” Trump said, adding that this is “pure Romney” trying to get back into politics.
Trump also responded to Rick Perry’s decision to drop out of the presidential race.
Perry appeared to take a jab at Trump when he said in a speech yesterday that the eventual GOP nominee “must make the case for the cause of conservatism more than the cause of their own celebrity.”
“He is a very nice man, and I'm sure he is going to have a fantastic future,” Trump said, adding that he was surprised that Perry “became quite angry.”
“Anger is not a great thing. Some people said I have a certain anger. I really don't think I have an anger. You just want to get the job done," Trump said.