Tuesday night, former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss his continuing efforts to deny Donald Trump the GOP Presidential nomination.
While on the show, Kimmel convinced Romney to read a few of the insulting tweets from Trump supporters directed a the former governor since he began speaking out against the Billionaire front-runner.
The first tweet was from Trump himself,
Mitt Romney had his chance and blew it. Lindsey Graham ran for president, got ZERO, and quit! Why are they now spokesmen against me? Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2016
‘The only people I know who got zero are the ones who paid 25 grand to be at Trump University,’ Romney quipped.
Another tweet described Romney as a “loser” and derided his greased back hairdo.
— Ann (@arpace4) March 2, 2016
‘That’s true, actually, I lost. You may not have noticed,” Romney conceded. As for the shoe polish: “I buy it at Costco in bulk,’ he said.
Here’s the YouTube video.
After having some fun, Romney struck a more serious tone.
‘Donald Trump needs to get out of the race,” he told Kimmel. “He says in [his tweet] there that he’s sad; let’s make people happy and let’s have a candidate that we can be proud of.’
For the past two weeks, Romney has been on the attack against Trump, while representing a contingent of Republicans, which includes former Presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
On Thursday, Romney called Trump a “fraud” during a speech he gave at Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.
Romney called the GOP frontrunner a “fraud” in a speech at Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics on Thursday. He’s also recorded negative robocalls on behalf of Trump’s competitors, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich. Here’s the YouTube Video of Romney’s speech.
Romney also recently threw a huge curve ball by filing paperwork with the FEC which would allow him to get his name on the ballot, should the Republicans have to go to a contested convention this summer.
Many people believe that the a large faction of establishment Republicans may be willing to risk imploding the party at the convention, ultimately ensuring a general election victory for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Meanwhile, Trump continues to gain momentum and supporters. On March 15, Florida and Ohio will hold primaries in which it’s winner-takes-all for a combined total of 165 delegates. If the billionaire wins those two states, his path to the nomination becomes a near certainty.