Donald Trump Just Fired Back At Mitt Romney In A BIG Way… This Fued Is Just Getting Started

Mitt Romney says he believes Donald Trump’s tax returns contain some type of “bombshell.”

“I think there’s something there,” Romney said of Trump’s tax returns in an interview with CNN. “Either he’s not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is, or he hasn’t been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay.”

Romney had been criticized during his 2012 presidential campaign by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid and other Democrats for not releasing his own tax returns. Like Trump, Romney is a very successful, millionaire businessman. He now seems to be taking the same approach his adversaries used against him in the past.

“This was an issue in my campaign. That’s why I’m so sensitive to it,” Romney said.

“The reason I think there’s a bombshell in there is because every time he’s asked about his taxes, he dodges and delays and says ‘Well, we’re working on it.’ Hey, we’re not talking about the taxes that are coming due this year. We’re talking about taxes that already filed,” Romney said.

What is it that Romney believes Trump may be hiding in those returns?

“Perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to the veterans or to the disabled like he’s been telling us he’s been doing,” Romney said. “I think that’s the reason there’s a bombshell (in his returns).”

Trump responded to Romney’s perceived attacks by referring to him as “yesterdays news” and tweeting out scathing remarks against him. Trump endorsed Romney in the 2012 Republican primaries.

“Mitt Romney,who totally blew an election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool, is now playing tough guy,” tweeted Trump.

However, Romney did not discriminate. He called on Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to release their tax returns as well.

Romney’s request comes on the heels of Trump’s wins in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Some look at Romney’s latest request for tax disclosure as a way to quell the populist candidate’s popularity.

Trump is not backing down without a fight. CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked him in Wednesday’s interview why he didn’t just release them to end the conversation. Trump responded that things weren’t that simple.

“Well, because my returns are extremely complex and I’ll make a determination at the right time,” Trump said. “Nobody has been bringing it up except for Mitt Romney and the only reason he brings it up is he lost in the last election and lost very badly.”

Trump added that his returns “are very, very complicated. I have many companies … I have a very complex system of taxes. And frankly, I get audited every single year.”

When pressed over whether or not he would absolutely release them, he responded, “I would say over the next couple of months we will make that determination. Absolutely.”

It looks as though “We’ll look into it” remains the Trump party line.

Report: Romney Won’t Make Endorsement For 1 HUGE Reason That Will Have Trump Smiling

In order to get an endorsement from 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio will first have to prove he is a winner, according to one media analyst who says that is much easier for Rubio to say than actually do.

New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters, who along with Michael Barbaro wrote a Times piece headlined “Marco Rubio Gets Party’s Blessing But Not Voters,’” said he believes Rubio’s showing is holding back any endorsement. The article suggests Rubio’s path to the nomination is possible, but extremely difficult.

“Even those who have sketched out possible paths for Mr. Rubio to win the nomination acknowledge that they are quirky and slender, dependent on forces mostly outside his control,” the article said.

Peters continued that theme in an interview with Breitbart News.

“There was a poll out the other day that showed Trump far, far ahead in Massachusetts. Now if an establishment candidate can’t win in a state like Massachusetts, I think that’s going to be a harbinger of where this election is headed,” said Peters.

Peters was asked if Rubio’s standing is holding back an endorsement from Romney.

“I had a source close to Mitt Romney tell me that is the reason, yesterday,” Peters said. “That he doesn’t want to … what does he gain by endorsing somebody who has a slim point of winning, from their point of view.”

Even Ruio’s supporters noted that Rubio’s odds are lengthening.

“It’s not going to be easy for Marco Rubio to do it,” said Rep. Peter T. King, R-N.Y. “There is no doubt that right now, Trump is the favorite.”

During an event Tuesday at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., Romney was asked about who he will endorse, and when.

“The answer is, I’m not going to tell you,” Romney said. “I am very involved and will be increasingly involved. I’m involved now behind the scenes with a number of people who are running for president. And I did not anticipate endorsing but I probably will at some point. I don’t know who yet.”

h/t: Breitbart

Ouch: Mitt Romney Launches SURPRISE Attack Against Donald Trump- ‘There’s A Bombshell…’

Four years after millionaire Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns caused controversy for his campaign, a much wealthier candidate has his sights set on the 2016 GOP nomination. In a recent Fox News Channel interview, Romney asserted that Trump’s financial records could be a bigger problem than his own.

“Frankly,” he told Your World host Neil Cavuto, “I think we have good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes.”

Though he did not pinpoint which anomaly he expects to find, the former Massachusetts governor did offer a few predictions.

“Either he is not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is,” Romney said, “or he hasn’t been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay, or perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to the vets or the disabled like he has been telling us he’s been doing.”

He said he based his speculation on Trump’s reaction when asked about his taxes.

“The reason I think there is a bombshell in there is because every time he is asked about his taxes, he dodges and delays and says, ‘Well, we’re working on it,’” Romney explained. “Hey, we’re not talking about the taxes that are coming due this year. Of course they’re working on those; they won’t be ready for months. We are talking about taxes already filed — back taxes.”

Romney has previously called on each of the 2016 GOP hopefuls to release their tax records, though he is obviously more interested in Trump’s than the other candidates remaining in the race.

“People have a right to know if there’s a problem in those taxes before they decide who our nominee should be,” Romney said.

Report: Mitt Romney Will Endorse This Presidential Candidate- Some Conservatives Are STUNNED

The rumor mill is fully operational with the campaign for president in full force. The most recent rumor is that former two time Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be endorsing Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla. No such announcement has been made yet.

Various senators, congressmen and public servants have made presidential endorsements. However, Romney’s would arguably be the highest profile one yet for a Republican candidate to gain. Within the Republican Party, Romney is well respected and liked–and his endorsement would no doubt have an impact one way or another.

The Nevada caucuses are set to commence on Tuesday. Romney previously won the Nevada caucuses in his 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Such an endorsement before Tuesday could provide Rubio with the leverage to overtake Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the caucuses. Both senators are mere single digit poll points away from each other.

With former Fla. Governor Jeb Bush dropping out of the race after the South Carolina primary, the Republican candidate field has been narrowed down to five. Those candidates include Rubio, Cruz, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and John Kasich. Both Carson and Kasich are polling in the single digits.

Unknown Republican sources reported to the Huffington Post that Romney has been “eager to provide his backing to Rubio for days.” However, out of respect for the Bush campaign that just recently suspended operations, he wished to wait.

Rubio was apparently surprised to hear of this potential endorsement. Upon hearing of the rumor, he responded, “well, that report is false. I have no reason to believe that he’s anywhere near endorsing anyone. We would love to have his endorsement, but there’s nothing forthcoming. I don’t know where those reports are coming from, but they are false.”

Todd Harris, a senior Rubio advisor, insisted in a recent email that a Romney endorsement is “totally false.” A source close to Romney iterated that “nothing has changed,” referring to Romney’s earlier statements in June that he was probably not going to endorse any candidate until there was a nominee.

Romney maintained that “up until that point, I don’t expect to be becoming associated with any one campaign, they’re going to have a long process to battle it out, we’ll see someone emerge and become our nominee. And I’ll then go to work for them.”

On the off chance that Romney were to make a preemptive primary endorsement, he asserted that it would only be under specific circumstances.

“There’s a possibility that there might be someone who emerges that is strong, that I happen to agree with on a whole host of issues. And then someone else comes along who I find not as attractive,” he said. “At that stage, I might jump in and say ‘Hey I’d like to go to work with the one who’s more in tune with the things I believe.’”

Trump’s campaign has largely monopolized the media, mostly because of Trump’s bombastic and flamboyant personality, as well as his remarks about Mexicans, Muslims, veterans, and President Barack Obama. Some Republican insiders believe that a preemptive endorsement might occur given the divisive political climate.

Such an endorsement of Rubio would not be out of the realm of possibility. Rubio was rumored to have been on the vice presidential shortlist when Romney was running for president in 2012. Several of Romney’s campaign aids defected to Rubio’s campaign. He also vacationed in New Hampshire with the Romney family for the Fourth of July once.

Both Romney and Rubio are viewed by many Americans as politicians whose political stances are more in line with the Republican ‘establishment,’ while Trump is perceived as an anti-establishment populist candidate who speaks to the disenfranchised middle class American. If Romney were to endorse Rubio, it would provide an opportunity for the Republican ‘establishment’ to congregate their resources towards ensuring a Rubio presidency.

Media Laughed At This BIG Claim Romney Made In 2012, It Now Looks Like He Was Right…

Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate who lost to President Obama in 2012, was the target of mainstream media’s attack on his character and ability to be a president.  At one point in the attacks, the mainstream media tried to indicate that Romney was a high school bully.

Romney’s knowledge of world events and hot bed areas of terrorism were also scoffed at.  During a final presidential debate in 2012, Romney warned that Libya, Syria, and Mali were hot zones of terrorism. As Washington Examiner correspondent Becket Adams wrote, Romney noted that security in North Africa had fallen into terrorist shambles during the Obama years.

“Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali by al Qaeda type individuals…With Mali now having North Mali taken over by al-Qaeda, with Syria having [Bashar al-Assad] continuing to kill, to murder his own people, this is a region in tumult,” Romney said.

That’s when the scoffing by media began.

Adams described the media’s attempt to humiliate Romney;

“I bet Romney couldn’t point to Mali on a map,” Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas said at the time on social media.

Longtime Clinton ally and CNN contributor Paul Begala added elsewhere, “POTUS has mentioned Israel at least three times Romney has cited Mali twice. Really.”

Vox.com’s Matt Yglesias joked in a note of his own, “Romney going for the vote of single-issue Mali voters. Obama for people who don’t like Osama bin Laden.”

He added later, “Teachers unions have thrown Northern Mali into chaos.”

The media had Romney’s number, but they should have been investigating Romney’s claims instead of trying to make their incumbent hero look like a shoo-in.  That’s because Romney got it right.  His fateful predictions tragically came true. On Friday, Islamic fundamentalist terrorists stormed the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali, killing more than two dozen people.

Romney got it right, but apparently Americans got the president they wanted.  Now, the American people are the ones doing the scoffing, joined by the throngs of governors who’ve said Obama’s plan to bring tens of thousands of so-called “refugees” into the U.S. is simply asinine.  After all, Obama has ISIS “contained.”

Yeah right.