Trump praises Romney, blasts DNC ad
September 26th, 2011
09:35 PM ET
6 years ago

Trump praises Romney, blasts DNC ad

Washington (CNN) - Donald Trump emerged from his Monday afternoon sit-down with Mitt Romney more at ease with the GOP candidate's take on views they share: China's predominance in the global economy and OPEC's proclivities to raise the price of oil as a measure to offset U.S. economic gains.

"We hit it off really well, better than I had anticipated," Trump said Monday on CNN's "The Situation Room."

When asked by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer about the Democratic National Committee's ad released Monday, which portrayed Trump and Romney as out-of-touch moneymen who favor wealthy Americans and big corporations, Trump twice said: "I thought it was amateur night."

Not only did Trump think the ad was ineffective, he also took note to the DNC calling America competitive - a claim he emphatically refutes.

"They talk about keeping America competitive. We're not competitive. That's the problem. We're not competitive at all," Trump said. "The world is laughing at us."

Trump went on to stress the significance of next year's general election.

"I think it's extremely important that the right candidate go against President Obama and win," Trump explained. "This election is vital."

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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • GOP • Mitt Romney • TV-The Situation Room
soundoff (126 Responses)
  1. Jay

    Why Trump is relevant to the 2012 election just baffles me. Then again, I don't get much of what the Republican side does and who are its important people.

    September 26, 2011 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  2. Jay

    "Be fair and raise my taxes" – said by a significantly better human than you Mr. Trump.

    Oh and by the way, he handily trounces even you in wealth Mr. Trump, his name is Warren Buffett. He is an admirable rich man, so unlike you Mr. Trump.

    September 26, 2011 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  3. Squigman

    Trump, would set fire to his grandmother if he thought there would be a headline, or some cash in it for him. Any person reading the columns dedicated to his agrandizement surely recognizes this. If not, they (the reader) needs help.

    September 26, 2011 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  4. Noodle Nose Johnson

    No Donald, the world isn't laughing at "us", they're laughing at YOU.

    September 26, 2011 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  5. billy davis

    Trump you have no credibility. Once you sais there were many people telling you the President's BC didn't exist. You were exposed as a liar. Your wife gets her products manufactured in China but you claim you'll be tough on China. Sure I guess that toughness worked really well with your wife's business.

    September 26, 2011 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  6. Max

    This is exactly why the Democrats fail. They have no common sense. Why waste money on an ad when the Republicans have no candidate?

    September 26, 2011 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |

    "This election is vital." Yeah it is for people like The Donald who have a LOT of money. If we don't jump on the bandwagon and support the "right" candidate, just think what could happen (to them).

    September 26, 2011 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  8. TCVAN

    Donald is absolutely correct!

    September 26, 2011 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  9. proudmemberofglobalzero

    I have seen both better and worse ads but, I do agree with it.

    September 26, 2011 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  10. Kevin

    Wow, a morally bankrupt, as well as multiple real bankruptcies, individual that has used every trick in the book (if you can afford the book) to enrich himself at the expense of hundreds of thousands of his underlings, as well as the US taxpayer, supports the GOP. Actually, support isn't the word. The Chump is nearly in a panic at the thought of President Obama winning a second term. Go figure. Another millionaire, system player for the GOP.

    September 26, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  11. Dennis

    Donald Trump:Worry more about your silly hairdo than politics.It's looks like amateur night for you in both areas.

    September 26, 2011 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  12. Vader

    No Don, the world is laughing at YOU.

    September 26, 2011 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  13. bkgrandma

    Who cares what "the Donald" thinks. If he hit it off really well with Romney, that is a good reason to vote for Obama.

    September 26, 2011 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  14. Bleen Gloob

    Dear Donald,
    You are no longer relevant. Your stupid show stinks.
    You are boring. No one cares what you think.
    Now go off to Mc Donald's and get a cheeseburger and fries
    and eat them with a fork.

    September 26, 2011 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  15. claudial

    The GOP candidates' efforts to grovel at Trump's feet says it all. It says that Trump is now the head of the Republican party and it says that the candidates are all without principle & are morons.

    September 26, 2011 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  16. thing55

    "Trump twice said: 'I thought it was amateur night.'"

    Take it from Trump, the expert on amateur.

    September 26, 2011 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  17. The Real Decider

    Trump has been taking lessons in how to be irrelevant from Sarabaracuda.

    September 26, 2011 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  18. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Trump's ideas and endorsements mean very little. He doesn't understand government. What little he does understands about government only relates to what it means that he has to report and what he can't do to his employees.

    September 26, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  19. SurRy

    Irrelevant piece of rubbish who filed bankruptcy at least 5 times – letting hard working taxpayers bail him out – so he could get a fresh start. Like most Teabagging Republicans, he is a socialist when it benefits him.

    September 26, 2011 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  20. Peter Q Wolfe

    Let us face it republican or democrat that our government doesn't represent us in Congress or the White House. Most of them are millionaires or come from backbrounds that we cannot understand. I'd rather have more small business owners, disabled, working class, etc in office than these self-absorbed politicians who only care about more bribes from their corporate donors. Downm with this form of government time to modernize to a leaner more affective with limited military, lower benefits for elected officials, reforms to criminal law, and conditions on welfare.

    September 26, 2011 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  21. Dee

    Ah Donald, don't you just hate it? I bet you do!

    September 26, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  22. Someone Who Knows Named Joe

    PT Barnum is now the mouthpiece of the Republician Party. Trump exudes the values, beliefs and class of the GOP.

    September 26, 2011 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  23. Amazing

    So, did I miss the annointment of Trump as the King? He is a blowhard who is interested in one thing, Donlad Trump! That Roomney feels he needs to bow down to him says it all.

    September 26, 2011 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  24. macallen23

    Yeah. They're laughing at us because some Americans actually thought Donald Trump was a viable presidential candidate. Yeesh.

    September 26, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  25. KO

    The truth hurts, doesn't it Donald? Trump and Romney are both completely out of touch with the needs and concerns of ordinary Americans.

    September 26, 2011 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
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