‘Morning Joe’: Romney’s Attack on Trump Will ‘Strengthen’ Him

‘You can’t just hate him, you have to act’

RUSH TRANSCRIPT:
BRZEZINSKI: "This is the problem. This is the problem. You can’t get real now. You can’t start telling the truth now. That’s what everybody’s doing. This is the problem. Michael Steele, you heard from Mark Halperin saying Mitt Romney has a unique voice in the party. Well, that’s double speak. We’re going to hear him saying one thing out of his mouth a few years ago as Willie just showed us and another thing today? You know what? If you don’t have something to offer, if you’re not going to jump in and get the fight then what is it that you’re saying or doing at this point? Donald Trump is going to eat up. Eat him alive. He’s going to take that thing right there, Instagram it, cut it together. We’ve already seen this story and it hasn’t happened yet. I know how it ends."
STEELE: "This is part of the problem. I don’t know they think this is going to work in the first place. I don’t know who they think this is going to influence in the second place. Keep in mind, Mitt Romney lost three million Republicans who did not even bother to show up at the polls in 2012 to vote for him because they did not support his campaign so to double back and go after the very guy who has brought them back into the party — you cannot lose sight of the fact that regardless of what you think about Donald Trump and feel about him, the establish system going to need this man if — even if he’s not the nominee because he’s bringing voters back in who have not been a part of this process, have not participated for some time.
BRZEZINSKI: "That is correct. And they have a voice, too."
STEELE: "They have a voice. So you’re going go after the guy who they’re now rallying behind. I don’t understand what they think is going to happen here. All this does in my view from what I’m hearing from around the country is strengthening Donald Trump’s hand."
BRZEZINSKI: "I can tell you what’s happening. This is going to strengthen Donald Trump and Jim Vandehei, have you heard from trump voters? They do have a voice and there are thousands of name go to his rallies and are showing up at the polls as we’ve seen now. How many times do we have to say this? How many states have we done? You can’t just hate him. You have to act."

Video files
Full
Compact
Audio files
Full
Compact
Similar stories
Barnicle: Sources Close to Romney Report He ‘Will Not Be Apologizing’
Kristol: I Think Trump ‘Will Go Away’
NBC Montage: Donald Trump Will Not Be the Nominee
Hugh Hewitt: Trump Will Win N.H. Because of Candor, Not Hate
Matthews: Trump ‘Will Pay a Price’ for ‘Scorched Earth Attacks’ on Cruz