During an interview on ABC This Week, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort ripped Mitt Romney for his comments at a conference in Utah. Gov. Romney, the failed 2012 GOP nominee and vocal critic of the presumptive nominee in 2016, said his heart was breaking watching Trump lead the party.
Manafort said Romney was a “loser” and the other “malcontents” in the Republican Party are “sitting in their cocoon away from the reality of the world.”
When asked about Meg Whitman, the former head of eBay and failed gubernatorial candidate in Calforia, comparing Donald Trump to Mussolini and Hitler at the same conference, Mr. Manafort called them “sore losers.”
“Well, I think they’re sitting in their cocoon, you know, away from the reality of the world. I mean, Donald Trump is none of those things. And this is sore losers,” he told Clinton ally turned-journalist George Stephanopoulos. “You know, Romney wanted to run, chose not to. He’s now attacking this past weekend all the other Republican who ran for president as well saying they should have done a better job. Well, if he feels that way he should have run. He was a coward.”