Donald Trump, who is “very, very seriously considering” a run for the White House in 2016, said 2014 candidate Mitt Romney has no business in the crop of contenders because “he was not able to close the deal.”
“He should have been able to. We had a president that was doing terribly, as bad as you are going to do, and he should have won,” Trump told Fox. “And many Republicans would have won. And he was not able to close the deal. And certainly, the Republicans cannot be so stupid as to give him a second crack because honestly he choked. He wasn’t able to get it done. He should have been able to get it done. There is no excuse for it. And you cannot give that person a second chance, unfortunately.”
He called Jeb Bush’s surname “a huge negative.”
“The Bush name is not exactly hot right now. I think it’s a very, very big negative. He is very weak on immigration. He is for Common Core, which, for is a Republican, I can tell, it is not a positive thing. I think he wouldn’t get elected. I don’t think he would beat Hillary or whoever it may be,” he said.
Trump says that he “could make America great again.”
“I was doing well last anytime. I could have done something. In a way, I have a regret. I did what I had to do when I backed Mitt and Mitt let us down and that was very unfortunate,” he said, adding that he would be “willing” to walk away from his TV show, The Apprentice, because “the country is far more important.”
“And I can do things that other people can’t do. I can do things that the other Republicans candidate and, frankly, the Democratic candidates can’t do. One of the things we have to do is stop with this tremendous flow of people just walking right into the country. We don’t know who they are, where they come from. They just walk right across our southern border. And who builds a better wall than Donald Trump? I build the best buildings.”