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I'm Geeta Guru-Murthy with BBC World News.

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US Republican in-fighting reaches a new level as former US

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presidential candidate Mitt Romney takes aim at fellow

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Donald Trump is a phoney, a fraud - his promises are as worthless

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As thousands of people are stranded in Greece,

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would-be migrants are warned, "Do not come to Europe."

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Could this be a piece of missing Malaysian airliner MH370?

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Debris washed up in Mozambique is sent to Australia for analysis.

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Coming up, Kenny's plan to get laptop computers to children in

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primary. -- Kenya. We hear what children think about their

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classrooms going digital. Hello and welcome.

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The Republican establishment has launched a dramatic last-ditch

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effort to stop Donald Trump from becoming the party's

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The man who ran for the Republicans four years ago, Mitt Romney,

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Within the last couple of hours, he's gone on TV to describe

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Donald Trump as a con man, a fake and a misogynist,

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who would bring economic recession to the US

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and threaten national and global security.

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We waiting for live reaction from Donald Trump but first let's listen

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to Mitt Romney as he appealed to Republican voters to vote tactically

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to keep Donald Trump out. His promises are as worthless

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as a degree from Trump University. He's playing the members

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of the American public for suckers - he gets a free ride

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to the White House, and all we get His domestic policies

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would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make

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America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor

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the judgment to be President, and his personal qualities

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would mean that America would cease I am convinced America has greatness

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ahead and this is a time for choosing. God bless us to choose a

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nominee who will make that a reality.

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Barbara Plett-Usher was following the speech and joins

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Can the Republican party stop Trump? That is a good question and critics

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within the party have said why has it taken so long, Trump has been

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doing well in the polls since September and nobody has really

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taken him on either at the debates or within the party and even when

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his campaign got more extreme, the call for banning Muslims, there was

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pushed back against that but nobody took it on as a project to try to

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move against him. Now that he has shown himself to be a very serious

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contender after a raft of elections in various states on Tuesday he has

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real momentum behind him and he could pretty much keep that

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trajectory if he wins more elections in a couple of crucial contest this

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month. Now the Republican establishment is finally saying, we

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really have to do something, so you have this intervention by Mitt

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Romney, I think the most high level so far, but others are speaking like

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John McCain, business leaders getting together to put millions

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into a political action to put out attack ads against Mr Trump. The

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plan is to stop him getting enough votes to out rate get the nomination

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before the national convention in July. -- out right. If he doesn't

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get that there are ways to manipulate the outcome. It could be

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quite damaging to the Republican party and make people who voted for

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him furious and he is right in that he is bringing in new voters to the

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Republican party. It is deeply divided over this and this is one of

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the reasons why there has not been a push back until now. Mitt Romney

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went through every aspect he could think of, his Moore business, his

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personality, his foreign policy. He used the words phoney, fraud,

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greedy, dishonest, misogynistic, I am not sure how much further he

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could go, it was a character assassination really. In terms of

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the policies themselves he said economic and domestic policy would

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lead to recession, partly because Mr Trump wants to reduce the 35% tariff

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on goods coming into the country, his tax policies, he said, would

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also have a bad effect. He said foreign policy would damage America,

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make America and the world less safe. There are more than 70

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Republican national security wonks who said the same, that Mr Trump's

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statements on banning Muslims from the US, his statements on torture,

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immigration and trade, these were alienating America's allies and

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would damage the country, so they have gone after him in a big way

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today. Thank you very much indeed. We are keeping an eye on the podium

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where Donald Trump is expected to start speaking and we will go to it

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as soon as he begins. Don't come to Europe -

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don't risk your lives That's the blunt message

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for would-be economic migrants from the President of

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the European Council, His words come as more than 25,000

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migrants are left stranded in Greece by a tightening

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of border controls. His words come as more than 25,000

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migrants are left stranded in Greece by a tightening

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of border controls. The restrictions were imposed

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after several Balkan countries decided only to allow Syrian

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and Iraqi migrants across. The restrictions bar passage to

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thousands of people trying to get to Western Europe, including Afghans

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and others likely to be regarded as economic migrants.

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At the border camp where Greece meets Macedonia, a growing number

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They want to move on but can't, so today they protested.

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Ever since the tear-gassing incident here on Monday,

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it's been fairly quiet when it comes to protest but today they've flared

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with the migrants blocking the main railway track and calling

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for a greater flow of people across the border.

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This could go one of two ways - either it breaks up peacefully,

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or the police will move in and shift them.

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Common toilets, everything here is disgusting.

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Here, I don't feel like a human being here any more.

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Most here are Syrians and Iraqis, who say they are

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But these mainly Moroccan men I met at a service station are described

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who were told today not to waste their time and money trying

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This 26-year-old wanted to remain anonymous.

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TRANSLATION: I say for the people that would like to come here, stop.

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Don't lose your money, your job, your family, your time.

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Back at the border, the demonstration ended peacefully

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but the primitive living conditions here are taking their toll.

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Children especially are falling sick, about 40% of people

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This Syrian family have a nine-year-old who is diabetic

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and six-month-old twins, who they have been told should not

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A trickle of people crossing to move up the migrant trail is just

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But this crush developed when we were at the border

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gate this afternoon, with children caught up in it.

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Everyone wants to cross, so everyone just pushes in,

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Discouraging economic migrants is one thing but nearly all of these

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people don't fall into that category - they are Europe's problem

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and current plans to deal with them just aren't working.

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We will just take you now to America, the Republican candidate

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Donald Trump is due to be appearing here at this press conference in

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Portland in Maine, you can see all of the banners and he is just coming

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to the podium. Let's listen in to his response. We have just heard

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from Nick Romney, who issued a damning attack. Thank you so much,

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what a turnout. What a turnout. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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I love tough people and he is a tough cookie and when we got his

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endorsement we were thrilled, he is a great guy. You know, I was doing a

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bit of a thing called the debate. Get him out, please. Get him out.

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What are they doing, right? What is the purpose? He gets a little

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television time, I guess. I was going to the debate, going directly

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in from Florida, we are campaigning in Florida, doing really well,

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campaigning against a guy who has the worst voting record in the

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history of the state of Florida, named Rubio. I call him a

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lightweight. The worst record in the history of Florida, so I should do

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well there, let's hope I do well there. I was going to Detroit and I

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said to my people, I have to stop in Maine. I just have to stop in Maine.

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I would not say it is a very direct route, instead of this way, I went

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this way and that way, and I am so glad. To put this incredible sold

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out crowd, to put this together in a period of, what, 24 hours? And this

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place, Maine, is one of the most beautiful places. People don't

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realise how large the land mass is, as large as New England. That is

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some piece of land, can I buy some? Can I buy some? So, you know, I have

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been watching with great interest as we go down the line, we have had

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some amazing results. New Hampshire was an amazing, incredible thing,

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and every time we went to New Hampshire, when I met with people,

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they were always said the number one problem, heroine. It comes from our

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southern border and we are going to build the rural and stop the drugs

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coming in. People are going to come into our country but they are going

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to come in legally. We going to solve the problem. I watch these

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pundits and when I first started, my wife and I came down the escalator,

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and it was an amazing thing. I said, we have to do something because we

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have people who don't know what they are doing in running our country,

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and I got some of that today, hearing some of these things. They

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don't know what they are doing. It takes guts to run them president. I

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am not a politician, all talk, no action, nothing gets done. I am

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coming down and I said to myself, there are so many things, and I

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watch the pundits and they say, Trump, we have some great talent

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running and I am trying to figure out, where, what is the talent? You

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come down and you start talking about trade and you see what happens

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with trade. Trade has been such a disaster. The pundits all said I

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came out at 3%. My wife said, if you run you will win, but you have to

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run. They won't call it, people say you won't run even if you do call

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it. My wife is my pollster, I pay her less but she is better than...

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You know what happened, I started at three, the first day something,

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which I wasn't thrilled about. Then it went up to six, 12, 18, it kept

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going up, and each time the pundits said, he has plateaued. He is always

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going to get six, then I went up to 12, that is a solid group, then I

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went up to 24. Don't forget we had 17 people, 24 with 17 people is

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pretty good. We went up to 24 and they said, that is the maximum. We

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went up to 28, 30 two. CNN just came out with a pull, Trump, 49. That is

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high. And I am very proud of it because this is not a plateau, this

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is a movement. We have a movement going, folks. Time magazine did a

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story a couple of weeks ago talking about what is going on and they have

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never seen anything like it. They say actually, and I don't think I am

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exaggerating this at all, but many of the great writers, of which there

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are many few, because the media is some of the most dishonest people I

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have ever known, but they said in the history of this country there

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has never been anything like this, what is happening. We were in

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Huntsville Alabama the other day, 35,000 people. We went to Arkansas,

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which you so we want. Is that another one? Get him out.

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They just don't stop. All right, get him out, thank you. Bye-bye.

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Terrible. Incredible. Now, you know, you can be nice, but if you are nice

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they will say, you were so soft. You can be vicious, get out of the! Then

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they say you are too harsh. So I say, all right, please get him out.

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It is incredible. I love you, too. I love you. And, by the way, you know,

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I am self funding my campaign, I am putting up all of my money. I don't

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want your money, I just want your vote on Saturday, get out there.

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Don't forget, I did that league long term, slightly long, a big turn, so

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you can get out to vote, OK? So... Thank you, thank you very much. So

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our country and our theme is make America great again, and over the

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last little while I have met so many people, thousands and thousands and

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thousands of people. We are only confined by the size of the room, it

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is packed but this is the size of the room. Thousands and thousands of

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great, great Americans and I have more confidence in this country than

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I have ever had before. I have seen millions of people, really, because

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when you get 40,000, 45,000 people for rallies, and I have the biggest

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rallies, Bernie is second but it is a distant second, but we have by far

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the biggest and by far the most people and this country have

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unbelievable people that love our country, just remember that. And I

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want to see the day in the not too distant future when Apple makes

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their iPhones in this country and not in China and all of these other

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places. I heard that Mitt Romney made a fairly long speech and I will

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just address it quickly. Look, Mitt Romney is I failed candidate, he

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failed. He failed horribly. He... He failed badly. That was a race,

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folks, that should have been -- being one. I don't know what

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happened to him, he disappeared, and I wasn't happy because I am not a

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fan of Barack Obama. -- not have been won. I backed Mitt Romney, he

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was begging for my endorsement. He was begging. He was begging me. He

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was saying, I am not great like him, he is the big businessman and all of

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that stuff, and now I am even better. Mitt Romney was thinking

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about running again, he ran a horrible campaign, you are running

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against a failed president, he came up with 47%, he demeaned 47% of the

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people in our country, the famous 47%. Once that was said, a lot of

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people thought it was over for him. In the last month and a half he

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disappeared. I called his people, I said, you have to do yourself a

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favour. Obama was on Jay Leno, he was all over the place, Mitt Romney

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was looking for zoning for a nine car garaged or something in

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California. I said, what is he doing, he is running for president!

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If the press goes back they will see, when I heard he was running

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again, and I wasn't sure I would be running, but I was very, very strong

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to Mitt Romney and everybody, and publicly, because he let us down. He

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let us down. It is one thing if you lose and you work and you work, he

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let us down. He was horrible in the third debate, something happened.

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Maybe someday they will write a book, his campaign guy was terrible,

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he had a terrible campaign manager, Stuart Stevens or something, he is

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always on TV knocking everybody. The guy ran one of the worst campaigns

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in the history of modern politics. Mitt Romney's campaign was probably

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one of the worst run the people have seen because most people thought the

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Republican candidate would win. When Mitt Romney started raising his head

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a few months ago, I was very strong, I said Mitt Romney should not run. I

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said it very strongly. Then Jeb Bush actually convinced Mitt Romney not

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to run. Can you imagine? Jeb Bush sold him. Now he is out I can say he

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is a good salesman, a high-energy salesman. But Mitt Romney was afraid

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of Jeb Bush because he was afraid that Jeb Bush would get the money,

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get the whatever... I wasn't afraid of Jeb Bush, I can tell you. Jeb

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Bush convinced Mitt Romney not to run, Mitt Romney was going to run,

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it was going to be a third attempt, the second being one of the great

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catastrophes, the first one just didn't happen, which is OK, but the

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second was a catastrophe. He went to see Jeb Bush and convinced him he

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was going to run, he had the money. The real reason he chickened out

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wasn't Jeb Bush, it was me. Because I said he was a joke. Mitt Romney

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was all set to run, and I think he still probably has a desire to get

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something, maybe in the convention. Hillary Clinton will destroy him in

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the convention, assuming she is allowed to run, assuming she is not

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arrested for the males. Which is so terrible. -- arrested for the

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e-mails. Let's assume that the Democrats are going to protect her,

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let's assume that I will be running against Hillary, and I would love to

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run against her. We have numerous polls that show me beating her

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easily, and I haven't even started on her yet, other than four weeks

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ago. She called me sexist and I hit her with her husband and I was the

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last time I ever heard the word sexist. They had a rough weekend,

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Bill was not happy. I guarantee he said, don't you ever say that to him

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again, say it to somebody else but not Trump. That was a rough weekend.

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Mitt Romney was going to run, as sure as I am standing in front of

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you, and I was very angry that he was going to run. I didn't even know

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I would be doing this. NBC came to me, they wanted to extend The

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Apprentice, Steve Burke came up to my office with the people from NBC,

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we would like you not to run, we would like you to do The Apprentice,

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the ratings were still fantastic, and I said, Steve, I think I am

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going to run for president. No, no, you are not! I think I am.

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Ultimately I decided to run, and by law you are not allowed to do both.

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They chose Arnold instead, who would be better, Arnold or Trump? Arnold?

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Trump? We will find out if Arnold is quick because if he isn't we will

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find. When you have all of them coming at you you have to be quick

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and smart, we will find out a lot about Arnold but I hope he does

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really well. I was going to do that, they renewed the show with me in the

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upfront threw and I just said I can't do it. I gave up a lot of

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deals. To do this takes a lot of effort, those are people trying to

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get in. How about everybody clearing out, we will let a new group in reds

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so it anyway, when I heard Mitt Romney was going to run, a bit for

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this time, I was very tough. I said, he can't run. Then I started to say,

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we have to keep him out as he is going to lose. He is a choke artist.

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I started hitting him hard, people said why? Because I said we can't

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take another loss. STUDIO: Donald Trump criticising

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Mitt Romney for being a failed candidate and saying he has

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chickened out of this race because of Donald Trump but he could run

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again. This is BBC World News bringing you live coverage of the

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