Trump praises Romney, blasts DNC ad
September 26th, 2011
09:35 PM ET
3 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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soundoff (126 Responses)
  1. Kevin

    Wasn't Trump the GOP frontrunner just six months ago?

    September 27, 2011 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  2. thomas

    Great photo of the Donald ! He looks so Powerful and full of wisdom !

    September 27, 2011 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  3. thomas

    Sorry , I ment Wisdome !

    September 27, 2011 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  4. SPQR

    Mr. Donald Trump is reall really very very good in giving advice, except himself.

    September 27, 2011 02:10 am at 2:10 am |
  5. Jed

    Mitt 2012!!!

    Trump was less positive on Mitt when it looked like they were going head to head for the nomination, but it's nice to see common ground and some praise. I am a fan of The Apprentice and a fan of Mitt, so I look forward to more cooperation. :)

    I'd like to know what Trump thinks of 81% of the jobs Perry created going to immigrants. Yes, that stat came out last week. Is he really okay with Perry more than doubling unemployment over the last ten years? (4.2% inherited from Bush in January 2001 to 8.5% in August?!). In contrast, Romney left office with statutory full employment of 4.7%, down from 5.9%.

    September 27, 2011 02:10 am at 2:10 am |
  6. glennsteven Stevens

    Donald Trump was humiliated at the Correspondent's Dinner and is powerless. He is know for bankrupting companies. It's no wonder that two morons can get along.

    September 27, 2011 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  7. Richard S. Russell

    It's the new rule: Every Republican is enti-tled to 1 week as the front-runner for the presidential nomination.

    September 27, 2011 02:32 am at 2:32 am |
  8. hwy9

    Trump mistakes the world's laughter; it's not the country they're laughing at – it's him. Send in the clowns? Don't bother; they're him.

    September 27, 2011 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  9. rafael60us

    I'm just noticing that GOP candidates seem to have a need to ask for approval from the "Godfather" The Donald for their candidacy, what is up with that?

    September 27, 2011 02:56 am at 2:56 am |
  10. MSL58

    Donald, the world isn't laughing at us, it is laughing at your hair!

    September 27, 2011 03:30 am at 3:30 am |
  11. just a guy

    Walking Punchline praises Romney, blasts DNC ad

    September 27, 2011 03:49 am at 3:49 am |
  12. "The GOP biggest deception is getting the Poor and Middle class to believe they are out to help them"

    I swear who really cares what Trump has to say? I mean REALLY he should concentrate on his TV show!!! You can always tell those who are insignificant because they do whatever it takes to stay relevant!! LOL!!! LIKE he is the person to crown the GOP candidate. LOL!! They would all be wise to avoid being seen with him!!!

    September 27, 2011 04:38 am at 4:38 am |
  13. Dk

    People always wondered if a black man could ever rule America. The answer is of course no! The rackets have not disappointed in their reaction to a black president. I'm a african. Have followed us politics since the watergate. When I was 10. If the tea party isn't racist, the nazi party was the german equivalent of the girls guide.... Shame on you all.... The real shocker for them is: Obama will win again.

    September 27, 2011 04:50 am at 4:50 am |
  14. Carbon copy

    Irony? Romney and trump are among the greedy capitalist outsmarted by china. Cinas rise is in huge part thanks to people who waged class warfar on America by sending jobs overseas.......

    September 27, 2011 05:21 am at 5:21 am |
  15. enough of lies

    Trump is right, the facist obama will govern as a king, but obama isnt thinking that the South will rise again and destroy his armys who think they can squat on the freedom of the South, if obama wants to play hardball, then come on down and we will show you what hardball is.

    September 27, 2011 05:35 am at 5:35 am |
  16. Donkey Party

    The world is indeed laughing at us, they too see what a bunch of morons the GOP-baggers are.

    September 27, 2011 05:46 am at 5:46 am |
  17. Ryan

    No, Don, the world isn't laughing at us. The world, and the rest of America are laughing at you.

    September 27, 2011 06:13 am at 6:13 am |
  18. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Trump was the top clown a short time ago. Is that why the clowns line up to kiss his ring? The wingnut /teabagger trainwreck implosion continues full speed ahead, ripe for Snookie Palin to ride in on her black horse.

    September 27, 2011 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  19. Marie MD

    Hey trump man, why don't use that money to get a better toupe and leave government to those who haven't declared bankrupty, how many times? Four, five, you lost count?
    People like this man and the others receive attention from the media for opening their mouths to speak stupid!

    September 27, 2011 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  20. Jerry

    There you go Mr. Trump, tell it like it is! America, accept no more lies, no more smoke and mirrors from the NObama administration. Get well informed for 2012. My beloved Democratic party has been hijacked by zealots, hypocrites and liars and incompetents.

    The 2012 elections can not come soon enough. Lets make sure NObama CAN NOT "BUY" the 2012 elections, no matter how much funding he forces people, corporations and the Hollywood crowd to give him.

    America stay vigilant and most of all, stay tuned...

    September 27, 2011 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  21. works4me

    Yea... vital for the rich. The poor and middle class can keep losing houses, property, money and retirement.
    What a smug arrogant piece of Palin this guy is!

    September 27, 2011 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  22. DrJStrangepork

    I want to ask the republicans one thing. If their plan to cut taxes and deregulate will get the "job creators" in action in the US, where is the contract? I have no expectation that a person like Trump will do anything unless it is in writing. US Citizens need work and if big and small business want to take advantage of US policy it should be with terms that require they create work for US citizens. Otherwise, all they are doing is allowing big companies to be bigger and play around in the global markets.

    September 27, 2011 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  23. NoTags

    Does anyone really care what "the Donald" thinks, or who he endorses?

    Romney, just like the other candidantes will say or do anything to raise money of get an endorsement. Next week Romney will flip-flop on anything he says or does this week.

    September 27, 2011 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  24. Capn Kirk

    Mr. Trump is an expert at being laughed at. So he should know.

    September 27, 2011 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  25. Michael Hobart

    Why are the Republican candidates coming to New York and kowtowing to Donald Trump, of all people? He is a laughing stock. We're still waiting for his investigators to reveal "results that you wouldn't believe" on Pres. Obama's birth. He's right on that, literally, we wouldn't and didn't believe the malarkey that Trump said when he was pseudo-campaigning. Donald Trump is all about himself alone, which is reflected in how he refers to himself in the third person so often. Just let him go off and bail out whatever one of his companies is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy this time.

    September 27, 2011 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
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