Mitt Romney said in an interview with Democratic strategist David Axelrod for his “The Axe Files” podcast that he thinks Donald Trump’s controversial comments could taint the ultimate Republican nominee even if it ends up being someone other than Donald Trump himself.
“Some of the things he’s said,particularly about Hispanics will be problematic certainly for him if he were to go to the next stage. But for whoever our nominee is,” he also added Now if our nominee happened to be somebody like Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush who have strong Hispanic roots themselves and connections themselves that might not be as big an issue. But if it were maybe somebody else that didn’t have those connections, why it could probably remain as a shadow above their campaign.”
Trump also commented about immigration which included: calling illegal immigrants rapists and criminals, a proposal to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and a proposal to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants.
“I think Donald Trump has said a number of things which are hurtful, and he has said they were childish in some respects, and I think will be potentially problematic either in a primary or in a general election if he were to become the nominee,” Romney replied when asked by axelrod if he thinks Trump’s comment are worse compared to those he made in 2012 about the “self deportation” policy he planned on enforcing if elected. “They relate to things he’s said about women and things he’s said about members of the news media, things he’s said about Hispanics.”
“I think he’ll have some challenges if he proceeds to the next stage,” he continued
Source : Politico