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. David

    And what Trump says is important? To whom? Who cares what this ugly old windbag has to say.

    September 27, 2011 06:46 am at 6:46 am |
  2. Jeana

    Trump who??

    September 27, 2011 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  3. Jason D

    Trump remarked that he enjoyed his chat with Mutt Rimney and would endevour to take as much public attention away from him as possible ..... he didnt mention if he was going to be fake running again as in independant but said that president labamma couldnt be allowed to win again and hed be willing to stand against rimney or indeed purry if he had to, he was thankful for not standing under santorum....The only name he could both remember and spell with no help

    September 27, 2011 06:48 am at 6:48 am |
  4. Thatguy371

    When was it that Trump and Limbaugh became the gatekeepers of the repub party? Whenever, it was a dark day for a really confused and pompous party.

    September 27, 2011 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  5. don

    Does anyone really care what reality show host Donald Trump thinks?

    September 27, 2011 07:03 am at 7:03 am |
  6. rdarkchild

    Does anybody care what Donald Trump thinks.
    He has showed that he is nothing more than a publicity seeking carnival barker!!!!!

    September 27, 2011 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  7. john ole Mitt is breathing a sigh of stale aired relief.....whoever would want this man's "seal of approval" must be one empty lunch bucket.

    September 27, 2011 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  8. Birdwatcher1

    Laughing you say? I would submit that the world, the US in particular is laughing at you, Mr. Trump. What an imbecile. Just because you know how to make money doesn't mean you know the first thing about running a country. Idiot.

    September 27, 2011 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  9. acf4444


    September 27, 2011 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  10. ardale

    I do not think are standing in the world will be any better if we have a smarmy businessman as president.

    September 27, 2011 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  11. It_flyer

    The billionaires are concerned about china's economic predominance? Let me give you two 'job creators" a hint. The middle-class and lower-class weren't the ones who donated their jobs through outsourcing.

    September 27, 2011 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  12. Warpath0007

    So, basically what Mr. Trump is saying is that America is a laughing stock. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

    September 27, 2011 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  13. Name king

    The birther man is at it again, I wonder what he will be stumping and lying about this time. This man has shown the whole world that he's a lyer, yet just like the repugs who thinks none fact is a virtue, we have Romney chasing him down to learn how to fear munger and lye. Hey trump and the is doing the same thing mitten have been doing all their career, and that is outsourcing American jobs then have the nerves To blame Obama, for high taxes when taxes are the lowest in 60 years, for uncertainty on coming regulations when the lunatic tea baggers holds the

    September 27, 2011 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  14. Stephen

    Trump isnt one of those millionaires who thinks that he should help pay for the educations of the workers who support his organization or the roads that will get them to their jobs today. Never mind the security forces that protect us. I bet anything that his tax team works overtime to find as many loop holes as possible so that the country gets less, now aint that just patriotic!

    September 27, 2011 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  15. tom

    Okay. If you ask me, so is his hair stylist. Rank amateur.

    September 27, 2011 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
  16. Monrob

    What is Trump, the republican Lord? What's with this pilgrimage?

    September 27, 2011 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  17. asrael

    If the world is laughing at anyone, it would certainly be Donald the Cartoon; who else is better qualified to make pronouncements about "amateur night"...?

    September 27, 2011 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  18. Belinda R Higgins

    Trump? That ryhmes with "chump". Can't stand the guy and his nasty, nose up snicker. He's not running for Pres because that would cost him money. He'd rather do "reality TV" so he can get paid money. How many billionnaires do you know who actually have to take a job? He's in financial trouble and I'd never support him or anyone he endorses.

    September 27, 2011 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  19. Redbaron

    This comes from a man who got rich off the backs of Americans by continuously filling for bankruptcy...he is a joke.

    September 27, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  20. Tad Pole

    The world is laughing at the USA, but for entirely different reasons.

    September 27, 2011 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  21. c

    Who cares what trump thinks...

    September 27, 2011 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  22. Clwyd

    How can we think that these rich millionaires and billionaires, one who has been bankrupted three times, can know how to run a government of the people and not for just the rich?

    September 27, 2011 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  23. Mike

    Uh! Trump, dude, the world is laughing at you.

    September 27, 2011 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  24. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    So, Donald, just how many bankruptcies have you filed and who paid your creditors? You have a serious credibility problem whenever you talk about our nation's financial health when you cannot even keep track of your own.

    September 27, 2011 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  25. John

    Trumps approval is a badge of shame.

    September 27, 2011 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
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