Donald Trump: Mitt Romney "Demeaned Himself" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
"Let's put it this way, I would not have done that," says the billionaire businessman.
Donald Trump was quick to call out Mitt Romney on Wednesday morning for an appearance the former Massachusetts governor made on Jimmy Kimmel Live the previous night.
Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, has been highly critical of Trump, who got a few more primary wins under his belt Tuesday night, furthering the likelihood he will be the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.
While dropping by Kimmel, Romney read some mean tweets about himself authored by Trump.
The billionaire businessman did not like the bit, and said so over the phone during an interview on Fox & Friends.
"He shouldn't have done what he did last night," Trump said. "He demeaned himself by doing that."
When asked how exactly Romney "demeaned himself," Trump replied "I thought it didn't look good. Let's put it this way, I would not have done that."
Trump added reading the mean tweets "made no sense."
Romney told Kimmel he made the decision to speak out against Trump after the billionaire businessman failed to immediately disavow David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan. In a widely broadcast speech given last week — in which he implored Republicans to back a different candidate — Romney called Trump a "phony" and a "fraud."
The former Apprentice host made even more headlines of his own Tuesday night when he turned his primary victories speech into something of an infomercial.
While speaking to supporters and media in Jupiter, Florida, Trump boasted about — and displayed for cameras — some of the products that bear his name, such as Trump steaks and Trump magazine. There was also a display of wine and bottled water.
The stunt was to combat statements Romney made in his speech, claiming many of Trump's companies were defunct.
During the same victory speech, Trump also picked up another endorsement when he pointed out former Yankees outfielder Paul O’Neill was in the crowd. Trump asked if he had O’Neill's endorsement. The reply was inaudible over TV, but Trump said it was a yes.