Washington: Donald Trump yesterday fired back at his party’s top leader Mitt Romney by labelling him as a “choke artist”, a day after the former White House aspirantblasted the Republican presidential front-runner as “a conman” and asked primary voters to block his path to the nomination.
Trump, while addressing an election campaign, called Romney a failed presidential candidate who ran a “horrible campaign”. PICS/AFP
A few hours later Trump, while addressing an election campaign, called Romney a failed presidential candidate who ran a “horrible campaign,” and repeatedly labelled him a “choke artist”.
Romney, who was defeated by President Barack Obama in his 2012 re-election, on Thursday joined a growing chorus of anxious Republican leaders who appeared to have ganged up against Trump in a last ditch effort to prevent him from becoming the nominee for the November presidential poll.
Romney said in a speech in Utah, “There’s plenty of evidence that Mr Trump is a conman, a fake. Trump has changed his positions not just over the years, and over the course of the campaign,”
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