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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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.
"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.
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.
No Donald, the world isn't laughing at "us", they're laughing at YOU.
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.
This is exactly why the Democrats fail. They have no common sense. Why waste money on an ad when the Republicans have no candidate?
"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).
Donald is absolutely correct!
I have seen both better and worse ads but, I do agree with it.
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.
Donald Trump:Worry more about your silly hairdo than politics.It's looks like amateur night for you in both areas.
No Don, the world is laughing at YOU.
Who cares what "the Donald" thinks. If he hit it off really well with Romney, that is a good reason to vote for Obama.
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.
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.
"Trump twice said: 'I thought it was amateur night.'"
Take it from Trump, the expert on amateur.
Trump has been taking lessons in how to be irrelevant from Sarabaracuda.
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.
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.
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.
Ah Donald, don't you just hate it? I bet you do!
PT Barnum is now the mouthpiece of the Republician Party. Trump exudes the values, beliefs and class of the GOP.
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.
Yeah. They're laughing at us because some Americans actually thought Donald Trump was a viable presidential candidate. Yeesh.
The truth hurts, doesn't it Donald? Trump and Romney are both completely out of touch with the needs and concerns of ordinary Americans.