Halperin: Romney ‘Can’t Stop Donald Trump’

‘This speech, the parts of it I’ve seen, are very tough on Trump and on Hillary Clinton and I don’t think people should overstate the impact it can have’

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BRZEZINSKI: "Mark Halperin, you got your hands on this speech, you’ve been processing. I mean, there are some problems with Mitt Romney making this speech, are there not?"
HALPERIN: "Well, he can’t stop Donald Trump. The three candidates left in the race — Kasich, Cruz and Rubio are the ones that have to do it. These outside. Campaigns are part of the realization that if Donald Trump is going to have to be stopped, it will happen in the next two weeks, particularly in Florida and Ohio and maybe Michigan and Mitt Romney wants to frame the argument. He does have a unique voice in the party. This speech, the parts of it I’ve seen, are very tough on Trump and on Hillary Clinton and I don’t think people should overstate the impact it can have. But on the day of the debate leading up to tonight’s debate there will be discussion of the ideas Mitt Romney is putting forward about Donald Trump and Trump’s reaction to it and that’s part of what Governor Romney I think wants to see, which is a more rigorous discussion of what his view is and what that wing of the party’s view is of Donald Trump."

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