Mitt Romney gladly accepted Donald Trump's endorsement, at a special event Thursday at Trump's hotel in Las Vegas.
"There are some things that you just can't imagine happening in your life — this is one of them. Being in Donald Trump's magnificent hotel and having his endorsement is a delight. I'm so honored and pleased to have his endorsement. And of course, I'm looking for the endorsement of the people of Nevada.
"Donald Trump has shown an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works, to create jobs for the American people. He's done it here in Nevada, he's done it across the country.
"He understands that our economy is facing threats from abroad. He's one of the few people who stood up and said, you know what, China has been cheating. They've taken jobs from Americans, they haven't played fair, we have to have a president who will stand up to cheaters. We believe in free trade and free enterprise — but we don't believe in allowing people to cheat day in and day out."