In his speech from the University of Utah, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasted both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton while giving an impassioned plea for Americans to choose correctly.
“I’m convinced America has greatness ahead and this is a time for choosing. God bless us to choose a nominee who will make that vision a reality,” Romney urged at the end of the speech.
Romney didn’t mince his words or opinions when speaking of both Trump and Clinton. He called Trump a con-man and a fake whose “imagination must not be married to real power.” He also reiterated his concerns over Trump’s taxes and financial records, though he admitted he believes Trump will never make good on his promise to release such information. “He has too much to hide,” Romney said.
In regards to Clinton, Romney said, “On Hillary Clinton’s watch at the State Department, America’s interests were diminished in every corner of the world. She compromised our national secrets, dissembled two families of the slain and jettisoned her most profound beliefs to gain presidential power.”
If Trump wins the nominee, it enables Hillary Clinton’s eventual victory for the White House, Romney said. He encouraged Americans to look to Cruz, Rubio, and Kasich and vote for whoever is necessary to disable Trump’s power in each state.
“At home, poverty persists and wages are stagnant. The horrific massacres of Paris and San Bernardino, the aggressions of Putin, the growing assertiveness of China and the nuclear tests of North Korea confirm that we live in troubled and dangerous times. But if we make the right choices, America’s future will be even better than our past and better than our present.”
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Posted by Mitt Romney on Thursday, March 3, 2016
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