On Monday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily, SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon asked GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump if he thought the Republican Establishment, as represented by figures such as House Speaker Paul Ryan and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was giving him more grief than his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
“Look, you know the Republican Party has largely come together. They agree with me, and they believe in me, and I got more votes than anybody in the history of primary elections,” Trump replied. “Nobody’s ever even gotten close, the Republicans. I got more than Ronald Reagan, I got more than Richard Nixon, I got more than Dwight Eisenhower, I got more than anybody But I have to say, the Republicans better get smart, they better start sticking together.”
“Romney’s a loser. He lost the election badly. He should have won that election. That election was easier than this election. He should have won that election. He choked,” said Trump. “He was a choker. And I was very tough on him at the beginning, because we don’t want to give a choker — I backed him, but we don’t want to give a choker a second chance. We can’t afford to. He wasn’t going to win anyway. He would have choked the same way.”
“He was way off. He lost by a lot,” Trump continued. “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.”
“And then something like this happens,” he added, referring to the Orlando shooting. “Now they stop talking. As soon as this happens, they immediately stop talking about me and my views, because they say, ‘wow, maybe Trump is right.’”
“We have to get very tough, and very strong, and very vigilant. Otherwise, we’re not going to have a country left,” he urged.
Trump thought Romney would rather see Hillary Clinton as President than him.
“He’s a very jealous guy. He’s got a lot of problems. I watched his statement over the weekend. Actually, it was sort of sad and pathetic at the same time. It was pathetic, but it was sad, too, to watch him,” said Trump.
“There’s no reason for him to do this. Yeah, he’d rather have – even though I’m going to appoint great judges. You know, we could have as many as five judges,” Trump said, referring to potential Supreme Court appointments. “And she’s going to appoint super-radical liberals, and I’m appointing – you know, you saw the eleven names I gave. We’re going to have great judges, conservative, all picked by the Federalist Society.”
Trump theorized that Romney “still feels guilty he lost the last election.”
“That was an election he was running against a failed President. Steve, that was an election he should have won so easy,” he said.
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