Romney's anti-Trump speech ignites social media debate

Former Republican U.S. presidential nominee Romney pauses and smiles as he delivers a speech criticizing current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Salt Lake CityBy Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) – If Mitt Romney wanted to ignite a debate about Donald Trump’s suitability for the White House, he succeeded, at least on social media. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, lambasted Trump in a speech on Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah, calling him “a phony, a fraud” and saying it is his “very brand of anger that has led other nations into the abyss.” The speech was the latest illustration of how badly many mainstream Republican leaders want to stop Trump, the clear front-runner, from becoming his party’s nominee in November’s election to succeed President Barack Obama.

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