Manafort: Mitt Romney Is a ‘Coward’ for Criticizing Trump and Not Getting In

‘When you look at what Trump is getting today in the Hispanic community, in the black community, in the independent community, he’s equaling or doing better than Romney’

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STEPHANOPOULOS: "The man who is not coming on board, Mitt Romney, the last nominee of the Republican Party, having that conference in Utah over the weekend says his heart is breaking watching Donald Trump lead the GOP. You had Meg Whitman at the same conference comparing Donald Trump to Mussolini and Hitler."
MANAFORT: "Well, I think they’re sitting in their cocoon, you know, away from the reality of the world. I mean, Donald Trump is none of those things. And this is sore losers. You know, Romney wanted to run, chose not to. He’s now attacking this past weekend all the other Republican who ran for president as well saying they should have done a better job. Well, if he feels that way he should have run. He was a coward."
STEPHANOPOULOS: "Coward?"
MANAFORT: "He didn’t want to get into the race. He had an opportunity to get in the race and chose not to and now he’s criticizing all those who Trump beat for not running a good campaign and he’s criticizing Trump who got over 3.5 million votes more than Romney got in the primaries this year. And actually one of the underreported facts is when you look at what Trump is getting today in the Hispanic community, in the black community, in the independent community, he’s equaling or doing better than Romney did at the end of the campaign. So Romney is not one to criticize and Donald Trump, who has tapped into an angst in America, he’s got a campaign strategy and is running a campaign that —"

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