Mitt Romney Throws Everything He’s Got At Trump

MITT ROMNEY DECIDED HE WOULDTAKE ON DONALD TRUMP.

THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT HAD TOHAVE SOMEONE WHO WAS WILLING TO FIGHT HIM.

IT HAD TO BE SOMEBODYWHO IS NOT CURRENTLY AN ELECTED OFFICIAL, BECAUSE THEY MIGHTHAVE TO WORK WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IF HE WINS, IF THESEATTACKS DON'T WORK.

BUT THE ESTABLISHMENT AND THE DONOR BASEOF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS NOT LIKE DONALD TRUMP.

THE REASONTHEY DON'T LIKE HIM IS BECAUSE THEY CAN'T PREDICT HIM ORCONTROL HIM.

WE DON'T LIKE AND FOR DIFFERENT REASONS.

HE USESRACISM, XENOPHOBIA, AND WE HAVE NO EARTHLY IDEA — I DON'T THINKDONALD TRUMP HAS ANY IDEA WHAT HE WILL DO AS PRESIDENT.

YOUDON'T WANT A WILDCARD LIKE THAT, ESPECIALLY ONE WITH FASCISTTENDENCIES.

BUT REPUBLICAN DONORS ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUTTHAT, THEY ARE PISSED THAT HE IS NOT AN ORDER TAKER.

SO THEY TAKETHEIR LAST ORDER TAKER, MITT ROMNEY, AND DECIDE TO ATTACKTRUMP WITH HIM.

BUT BEFORE HE TAKES THE STAGE, DONALD TRUMPTAKES TO TWITTER.

THIS IS WHAT HE WROTE WHEN HE FOUND OUTROMNEY WOULD GIVE A SPEECH AGAINST HIM — JUST GETTING STARTED — I SENSE A THEME HERE — JUST GETTING WARMED UP.

WAITUNTIL YOU SEE WHAT HE SAYS AFTER THE SPEECH.

I WILL GIVE YOUEVERYTHING.

I WILL GIVE YOU ROMNEY, I WILL GIVE YOU TRUMPAFTER THE SPEECH.

AGAIN, BEFORE THE SPEECH, TRUMP WRITES AT 3:59AM — DOES THIS GUY EVER GET OFF OF TWITTER? AND THEN HE GETS ON THE TODAYSHOW, APPARENTLY NOT HAVING GOTTEN ANY SLEEP — YOU GET A SENSE THAT HETHOUGHT MITT ROMNEY FAILED? A MESS.

NOW, LET'S GIVE THE FLOOR TOMITT ROMNEY AND LET HIM MAKE A PRETTY STRONG CASEAGAINST DONALD TRUMP.

I'M NOT HERE TO ANNOUNCE MYCANDIDACY FOR OFFICE, AND I'M NOT GOING TO ENDORSE A CANDIDATETODAY.

INSTEAD, I'D LIKE TO OFFER MY PERSPECTIVE ON THENOMINATING PROCESS OF MY PARTY.

BACK IN 1964, JUST DAYS BEFORETHE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, WHICH INCIDENTALLY WE LOST, RONALDREAGAN WENT ON NATIONAL TELEVISION AND CHALLENGEDAMERICA, SAYING THAT IT WAS A TIME FOR CHOOSING.

I'M NO RONALDREAGAN, AND THIS IS A DIFFERENT MOMENT IN TIME, BUT I BELIEVEWITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL THAT WE FACE ANOTHER TIME FORCHOOSING.

AND LET ME PUT IT VERY PLAINLY.

IF WE REPUBLICANSCHOOSE DONALD TRUMP AS OUR NOMINEE, THE PROSPECTS FOR ASAFE AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE ARE GREATLY DIMINISHED.

IF DONALDTRUMP'S PLANS WERE EVER IMPLEMENTED, THE COUNTRY WOULDSINK INTO PROLONGED RECESSION.

BUT YOU SAY WAIT, WAIT, ISN'T HEA HUGE BUSINESS SUCCESS? DOESN'T HE KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT?NO, HE ISN'T, AND NO, HE DOESN'T.

HE INHERITED HISBUSINESS, HE DIDN'T CREATE IT.

AND WHATEVER HAPPENED TO TRUMPAIRLINES? HOW ABOUT TRUMP UNIVERSITY? THEN THERE IS TRUMPMAGAZINE AND TRUMP VODKA AND TRUMP STEAKS AND TRUMP MORTGAGE.

A BUSINESS GENIUS, HE IS NOT.

TRUMP TELLS US HE IS VERY, VERYSMART.

[LAUGHTER] I'M AFRAID THAT WHEN IT COMES TO FOREIGNPOLICY, HE IS VERY, VERY NOT SMART.

[BUFFERING] [FEED IS DOWN, SITESAYS "WE ARE EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES"] THE THIRD DEBATE — I BACKED HIM, YOU CAN SEE HOWLOYAL HE IS.

HE WAS BEGGING FOR MY ENDORSEMENT.

I COULD HAVESAID MITT, DROP TO YOUR KNEES.

HE WOULD HAVE DROPPED TO HISKNEES.

HE WAS BEGGING.

IT'S TRUE.

HE CAME UP WITH THE 47%,HE DEMEANED 47% OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY, RIGHT? THE FAMOUS47%.

ONCE THAT WAS SAID, I'LL BE HONEST, ONCE THAT WAS SAID, ALOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS OVER FOR HIM.

OOF.

OH, MAN.

HE DID IT AGAIN.

WELL, ANYWAY, MITT, NICE TRY.

IT'S JUST ANOTHER FAILEDATTEMPT.

TRUMP JUST GET STRONGER.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN THEREPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT IS GOING TO REALIZE HE IS LIKE THATALIEN IN STAR TREK — WHEN YOU FIRE THE PHASERS AT HIM, HE ONLYGETS BIGGER AND STRONGER.

SO YOU CREATED THIS TRUMPENSTEIN WITHALL THE RACES IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PUSHED FOR DECADES ANDDECADES, AND THE SOUTHERN STRATEGY, YOU CREATED THEXENOPHOBIA, YOU FED THAT BEAST, AND YOU SAID THAT BILLIONAIRESARE GREAT AND THEY SHOULD BE LAUDED, AND EVERYBODY SHOULDUNDERSTAND HOW THE GREATEST PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE THERICHEST, MOST WONDERFUL PEOPLE, AND THEN YOU GOT A BILLIONAIREWHO CAME OUT AND SAID OKAY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THISMONSTER YOU'VE CREATED, AND I WILL NOW MARAUD THROUGH THEVILLAGE.

AND NOW WHEN YOU GO TO FIRE YOUR PHASERS AT HIM, HE'SLIKE, GET ON YOUR KNEES.

YOU ARE THE GUYS WHO WANTED TO DO ACORRUPT SYSTEM WHERE RICH PEOPLE GIVE YOU MONEY AND YOU GET ONYOUR KNEES.

SO DON'T COMPLAIN NOW THAT TRUMP TURNS IT AROUNDON YOU AND SAYS I WAS A RICH GUY YOU GOT ON YOUR KNEES FOR.

SAD DAY FOR YOU, MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN IN FAVOR OFALL THAT MONEY POURING INTO POLITICIANS, AND BRIBERY BEINGLEGALIZED.

NOW THAT TRUMP IS USING IT AGAINST YOU, DON'T CRYOVER IT.