US GOP uses prominent figure to try and derail Donald Trump

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney exits the auditorium after a speech on the Republican presidential at the University of Utah, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee has been critical of front-runner Donald Trump on Twitter in recent weeks and has yet to endorse any of the candidates. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)

Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to the airwaves to attack the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday. Trump responded with a long criticism of Romney.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at campaign stop, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at campaign stop, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)


Mitt Romney voices criticism for Donald Trump

Former Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney is on a mission to stop the rise of current Republican candidate Donald Trump.

CCTV’s Jessica Stone reports from Washington.

Mitt Romney voices criticism for Trump

Former Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney is on a mission to stop the rise of current Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Trump’s nomination as the Republican presidential candidate would “greatly diminish” prospects for a safe and prosperous future for the United States, Romney said in a stinging speech.

Romney said the other Republican candidates would be better alternatives to the billionaire businessman, whom he called “a phony, a fraud.”

It is virtually unheard of for a former party standard-bearer to attack a fellow party member and candidate for the presidential nomination. But it has been a political season like none before.

The Republican race, already dominated by insults and name-calling, has seen Trump’s once-unlikely candidacy morph into an increasingly strong bid for his party’s nomination for the November election.

Story by the Associated Press


Former Dept. of State spokesperson P.J. Crowley on latest Trump criticisms

For more on the latest criticisms of Trump, CCTV America’s Asieh Namdar interviewed P.J. Crowley, a former spokesperson for the U.S. State Department.

Former Dept. of State spokesperson P. J. Crowley on latest Trump criticism

For more on the latest criticisms of Trump, CCTV America’s Asieh Namdar interviewed P. J. Crowley, a former spokesperson for the U.S. State Department.


International relations professor Daniel Drezner on Trump’s foreign policy

CCTV America’s Mike Walter also spoke to Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, about Trump’s foreign policy.

International relations professor Daniel Drezner on Trump's foreign policy

CCTV America's Mike Walter also spoke to Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, about Trump's foreign policy.