Donald Trump: Mitt Romney ‘an Elitist’ and ‘a Bitter Man’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Macomb Community College, Friday, March 4, 2016, in Warren, Mich.
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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump called 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney “an elitist” and “a bitter man” Friday morning during a rally in Michigan, referencing Romney’s blistering speech against Trump a day earlier.

“He looks like a bitter man,” Trump said about Romney. “The hatred he has, the jealousy, the hatred, it’s hard to believe,” Trump added. The crowd booed when Trump first mentioned Romney’s name.

“They don’t talk about all of the deals were doing all over the country…all over the world actually,” Trump said about his critics and how Romney attacked Trump’s businesses. Trump defended himself against attacks on Trump University, saying he won’t settle the lawsuit and wants to fight it.

“Remember when he made the statement [about the] 47 percent…in one speech, he lost 47 percent of the voters. This is not a smart guy,” Trump jabbed. “The reason he doesn’t like me is because I said you shouldn’t run because you’re a choke artist. You ran against Obama four years ago,” and should have won, Trump added.

“He’s an elitist,” Trump snapped, saying he doesn’t necessarily think Romney is an elitist because “I’m much richer than he is.”

“I hate people that think they’re hot stuff and they’re nothing,” the real estate mogul added.