US election 2016: Mitt Romney warns against ‘phony’ Trump
“Republican ex-presidential candidate Mitt Romney has urged his party to reject Donald Trump, reportedly calling the front-runner a “phony” and “fraud”.
Mr Romney accuses Mr Trump of “playing the American public for suckers”, in a planned speech leaked to the media.
Mr Trump has meanwhile mocked Mr Romney on Twitter as a “failed candidate” who should not advise on getting elected.
Many senior Republicans are alarmed at the prospect of Mr Trump securing the nomination for November’s election.
In the latest attack from top figures in the party, several members of the Republican national security community wrote an open letter describing Mr Trump’s “vision of American influence and power in the world” as “wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle”.
“He swings from isolationism to”