Trump: Romney Is A ‘Loser’ Who Is Wasting Everyone’s Time Criticizing Me

Donald Trump greets Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, after announcing his endorsement of Romney, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, during a news conference in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump railed against his party’s 2012 standard-bearer, Mitt Romney, in a radio interview Monday in which he also called for the former Massachusetts governor to “retire.”

Appearing on SiriusXM’s “Breitbart News Daily,” Trump said that Romney “lost the election badly” and called him a “loser.” The interview came after Romney hosted a conference in Utah this weekend, attended by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), where attendees reportedly criticized Trump.

“He lost by a lot,” Trump said of Romney, as first flagged by BuzzFeed News. “And now he goes around having meetings about Donald Trump. I mean, he ought to go into retirement and relax, because he’s wasting a lot of people’s time.”

Trump endorsed Romney in his race against President Obama. But their relationship took a turn for the worse when Romney gave a wide-ranging speech in March criticizing Trump in a bid to derail his campaign.

Romney said Friday on CNN that he wouldn’t vote for Trump’s “trickle down racism.”

“He’s a very jealous guy,” Trump said. “He’s got a lot of problems. I watched his statement over the weekend. And it was, actually, it was sort of sad and pathetic at the same time. It was pathetic, but it was sad, too, to watch him.”

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