(CNN) – On the second day Mitt Romney's campaign sought to explain controversial recordings of the Republican presidential candidate speaking at a fundraiser, Donald Trump had his own frank explanation and analysis.
"I think he's somebody that will make a great president," Trump said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "That doesn't mean he's going to be a great campaigner, but he will be a great president.
"There are very, very different abilities," Trump said.
Romney called a press conference late Monday to explain clips of the recordings, which were then released in longer form on Tuesday. In them, Romney is heard telling supporters at a fund-raiser that President Barack Obama has 47% of the electorate to himself because that portion is dependent on the government.
Trump predicted that, "ultimately people will see through all of this," and charged that "the media" was building this story into something more significant than what it was.
"I blame the media but I don't blame the Obama folks, if they can get away with it, for doing exactly what they're doing," he said on the show. "But I really think that Mitt can handle pressure well."