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. Marv

    Who cares what Trump says anyway?

    September 26, 2011 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  2. Pat in il

    Why would anybody listen to Trump's views on something as Important as presidential candidates. He is nothing but a pit bull and pit bulls are not known for their intellect. Obama is definitely known for his intellect, and I'll bet Romney couldn't wait for his visit with Trump to be over, because he is smarter, too.

    September 26, 2011 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  3. bailee

    The Republicans were sure that Obama was "The One", back in 2008. They ran political ads about his religious beliefs and were laughing their "cheeks" off doing so!! Fast forward 3 years, and it seems the Republican Presidential hopefuls are ALL following the path of Prophet Sarah Palin. In fact, Donald Trump has more or less dethroned Sarah, and has taken on the role of Prophet Trump!! So, I would just say, Mr. Trump and the Republican Party: What's good for the goose is good for the gander!! The Democrats just one upped the Republican presidential hopefuls plain and simple!

    September 26, 2011 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  4. Karen

    Of course the Dumpster ..oops...I mean the Trumpster agrees with the Repubs.... He buys their votes

    September 26, 2011 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  5. No More

    So what can you expect a Republican to say? They have no plan to fix the economy but lots of stalemate ideas designed to push the country backward to the times when Republicans had full control over Washington. Let's not forget folks, that's why America Voted the Republicans Out! Let's not go back to the Failed Policies of the Past! Keep Them OUT For Good!

    September 26, 2011 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  6. Roger Whipple

    Who cares what Donald Trump thinks. He has already proved that he is a media monkey who dances to whomever is kissing his ass at that moment. No credibility after his "possible presidential run" debacle. Would someone please fire this monkey

    September 26, 2011 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  7. obxastronaut

    Is it just me or do they look like cold-hearted jerks?

    September 26, 2011 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  8. Senator John 'Bluto" Blutarsky

    Oh Donald....shouldn't you be declaring bankruptcy somewhere?

    September 26, 2011 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  9. Disgusted in the Northeast

    I can see tomorrow's headline now..."Dems Blast Trump Over Multiple Bankruptcies...and a Bad Rug"

    September 26, 2011 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  10. Ex-GOP Con

    How many jobs have you created with your tax savings Trump!!!!!

    September 26, 2011 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  11. cruiser808

    Why is Romney meeting with Trump? He's just seemingly giving that clown more power and press than he deserves and making the Republican Party look foolish.

    September 26, 2011 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  12. CRB

    Why do we care about what Mr. Trump has to say? He a successful real estate mogul turned successful entertainer who made a mockery of our political system (more than once). He should just go relax and enjoy his wealth...leave the business of running the country to Americans who are in a position to deal with it.

    September 26, 2011 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  13. Little Jimmy Truth

    Trump was correct. Trump, you are da man!!!

    September 27, 2011 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  14. carla

    If Trump is endorsing Romney, it's a great reason not to vote for Romney. You are reflective of the company you keep. Maybe Trump is trying to get Romney to jump ship. And Donald, the world is laughing at you, not us.

    September 27, 2011 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  15. A Democrat in North Carolina

    Just like expected,He is rich isnt he. Thats who the Republicans are for right, what about the poor the middle-man. When are the rich going to pay their fair share stop taking from the poor and the middle and giving to the rich. thats why the poverty rate is so high right now.

    September 27, 2011 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  16. Dixie

    Trump is a new rich pet of the GOP. I'm Wondering what he's pandering from the Republicans. And why are they courting him like royalty? Trump should have jumped into the primary fray with the rest of the GOP clowns.

    September 27, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  17. blf83

    The Donald is sought out for his: bankruptcies? marriages? hair? business sense (see bankruptcies)? And Mitt is the likely candidate for his: flip-flopping – on healthcare? gay rights, inc. DADT?, immigration? the economy? Both are losers, and neither will be president.

    September 27, 2011 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  18. jim

    didn't trump say he'd release his financial statements when obama released his birth certificate? well, where it the financial statement? didn't trump brag that he screwed a foreign head of state?

    seems trump has been shown he's a fool more times than otherwise. I'm not surprised he's upset about it, but, a strong, reasonable, intelligent man would try to better himself rather than point fingers.

    September 27, 2011 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  19. sunRise

    Trump is a fake politician. He's a legend in his own mind. What can I say! Birds of a feather flock together.

    September 27, 2011 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  20. Reggie from LA

    "This election is vital" to rich people. How can we do this to ourselves? We really hate President Obama that much that we will finance plutocracy? That's some powerful hatred.

    September 27, 2011 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  21. John J. Puccio

    "The election is vital," says Trump. Yeah, vital to Trump making even more money if the Republicans win. Why does anyone with a lick of sense pay any attention to a guy like Trump? He's a phony whose only goal is to get richer. He'd back a Democrat if he thought it would serve his pocketbook.

    September 27, 2011 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  22. sara

    You couldn't do it....He slammed you in your tracks. Donald really beleive that if you are wealthy or has excess to money, you Should have a say in our democracy. Never heard all this stupid talk from him before. What is it possible that he could be telling James Richard Perry and Willard Mittens Romney? How to complete the process of turning the United States into a Corporatist Nation.

    September 27, 2011 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  23. draeggo

    So which had you rather take business advice from? The DNC or one or both of these men?

    September 27, 2011 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  24. Canadian Bacon

    Wow!!! The Trumpster must be down to his last few dollars,.. he's being featured in furniture ads here in Canada,.. pushing his line of bedding,.. just like a carnival barker. Hardly what you would expect from a so called millionaire.

    September 27, 2011 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  25. Thistle2011

    Lets keep on pretending these guys care about the middle-class, we are going to end up where we began...more tax cuts for them and we can go eat cake....

    September 27, 2011 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
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