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SALT LAKE CITY (AP)
— In an extraordinary display of Republican chaos, the party’s most recent presidential nominees, Mitt Romney
and John McCain
, lambasted current front-runner Donald Trump
on Thursday, calling him unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the GOP.
“His is not the temperament of a stable, thoughtful leader,” Romney declared. He called Trump “a phony” who is “playing the American
public for suckers,” a man whose “imagination must not be married to real power.”
Hours later, Trump lashed back, calling Romney “a choke artist” who lost to Barack Obama
four years ago only because he was such a poor candidate.
The vicious feud marked a near-unprecedented scenario pitting the Republican Party’s most prominent leaders, past and present, against each other as Democrats
begin to unite around Hillary Clinton.
Romney, McCain: Trump a danger for America’s future