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I'm Geeta Guru-Murthy with BBC World News.
US Republican in-fighting reaches a new level as former US
presidential candidate Mitt Romney takes aim at fellow
Donald Trump is a phoney, a fraud - his promises are as worthless
As thousands of people are stranded in Greece,
would-be migrants are warned, "Do not come to Europe."
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Debris washed up in Mozambique is sent to Australia for analysis.
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The Republican establishment has launched a dramatic last-ditch
effort to stop Donald Trump from becoming the party's
The man who ran for the Republicans four years ago, Mitt Romney,
Within the last couple of hours, he's gone on TV to describe
Donald Trump as a con man, a fake and a misogynist,
who would bring economic recession to the US
and threaten national and global security.
We waiting for live reaction from Donald Trump but first let's listen
to Mitt Romney as he appealed to Republican voters to vote tactically
to keep Donald Trump out. His promises are as worthless
as a degree from Trump University. He's playing the members
of the American public for suckers - he gets a free ride
to the White House, and all we get His domestic policies
would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make
America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor
the judgment to be President, and his personal qualities
would mean that America would cease I am convinced America has greatness
ahead and this is a time for choosing. God bless us to choose a
nominee who will make that a reality.
Barbara Plett-Usher was following the speech and joins
Can the Republican party stop Trump? That is a good question and critics
within the party have said why has it taken so long, Trump has been
doing well in the polls since September and nobody has really
taken him on either at the debates or within the party and even when
his campaign got more extreme, the call for banning Muslims, there was
pushed back against that but nobody took it on as a project to try to
move against him. Now that he has shown himself to be a very serious
contender after a raft of elections in various states on Tuesday he has
real momentum behind him and he could pretty much keep that
trajectory if he wins more elections in a couple of crucial contest this
month. Now the Republican establishment is finally saying, we
really have to do something, so you have this intervention by Mitt
Romney, I think the most high level so far, but others are speaking like
John McCain, business leaders getting together to put millions
into a political action to put out attack ads against Mr Trump. The
plan is to stop him getting enough votes to out rate get the nomination
before the national convention in July. -- out right. If he doesn't
get that there are ways to manipulate the outcome. It could be
quite damaging to the Republican party and make people who voted for
him furious and he is right in that he is bringing in new voters to the
Republican party. It is deeply divided over this and this is one of
the reasons why there has not been a push back until now. Mitt Romney
went through every aspect he could think of, his Moore business, his
personality, his foreign policy. He used the words phoney, fraud,
greedy, dishonest, misogynistic, I am not sure how much further he
could go, it was a character assassination really. In terms of
the policies themselves he said economic and domestic policy would
lead to recession, partly because Mr Trump wants to reduce the 35% tariff
on goods coming into the country, his tax policies, he said, would
also have a bad effect. He said foreign policy would damage America,
make America and the world less safe. There are more than 70
Republican national security wonks who said the same, that Mr Trump's
statements on banning Muslims from the US, his statements on torture,
immigration and trade, these were alienating America's allies and
would damage the country, so they have gone after him in a big way
today. Thank you very much indeed. We are keeping an eye on the podium
where Donald Trump is expected to start speaking and we will go to it
as soon as he begins. Don't come to Europe -
don't risk your lives That's the blunt message
for would-be economic migrants from the President of
the European Council, His words come as more than 25,000
migrants are left stranded in Greece by a tightening
of border controls. His words come as more than 25,000
migrants are left stranded in Greece by a tightening
of border controls. The restrictions were imposed
after several Balkan countries decided only to allow Syrian
and Iraqi migrants across. The restrictions bar passage to
thousands of people trying to get to Western Europe, including Afghans
and others likely to be regarded as economic migrants.
At the border camp where Greece meets Macedonia, a growing number
They want to move on but can't, so today they protested.
Ever since the tear-gassing incident here on Monday,
it's been fairly quiet when it comes to protest but today they've flared
with the migrants blocking the main railway track and calling
for a greater flow of people across the border.
This could go one of two ways - either it breaks up peacefully,
or the police will move in and shift them.
Common toilets, everything here is disgusting.
Here, I don't feel like a human being here any more.
Most here are Syrians and Iraqis, who say they are
But these mainly Moroccan men I met at a service station are described
who were told today not to waste their time and money trying
This 26-year-old wanted to remain anonymous.
TRANSLATION: I say for the people that would like to come here, stop.
Don't lose your money, your job, your family, your time.
Back at the border, the demonstration ended peacefully
but the primitive living conditions here are taking their toll.
Children especially are falling sick, about 40% of people
This Syrian family have a nine-year-old who is diabetic
and six-month-old twins, who they have been told should not
A trickle of people crossing to move up the migrant trail is just
But this crush developed when we were at the border
gate this afternoon, with children caught up in it.
Everyone wants to cross, so everyone just pushes in,
Discouraging economic migrants is one thing but nearly all of these
people don't fall into that category - they are Europe's problem
and current plans to deal with them just aren't working.
We will just take you now to America, the Republican candidate
Donald Trump is due to be appearing here at this press conference in
Portland in Maine, you can see all of the banners and he is just coming
to the podium. Let's listen in to his response. We have just heard
from Nick Romney, who issued a damning attack. Thank you so much,
what a turnout. What a turnout. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
I love tough people and he is a tough cookie and when we got his
endorsement we were thrilled, he is a great guy. You know, I was doing a
bit of a thing called the debate. Get him out, please. Get him out.
What are they doing, right? What is the purpose? He gets a little
television time, I guess. I was going to the debate, going directly
in from Florida, we are campaigning in Florida, doing really well,
campaigning against a guy who has the worst voting record in the
history of the state of Florida, named Rubio. I call him a
lightweight. The worst record in the history of Florida, so I should do
well there, let's hope I do well there. I was going to Detroit and I
said to my people, I have to stop in Maine. I just have to stop in Maine.
I would not say it is a very direct route, instead of this way, I went
this way and that way, and I am so glad. To put this incredible sold
out crowd, to put this together in a period of, what, 24 hours? And this
place, Maine, is one of the most beautiful places. People don't
realise how large the land mass is, as large as New England. That is
some piece of land, can I buy some? Can I buy some? So, you know, I have
been watching with great interest as we go down the line, we have had
some amazing results. New Hampshire was an amazing, incredible thing,
and every time we went to New Hampshire, when I met with people,
they were always said the number one problem, heroine. It comes from our
southern border and we are going to build the rural and stop the drugs
coming in. People are going to come into our country but they are going
to come in legally. We going to solve the problem. I watch these
pundits and when I first started, my wife and I came down the escalator,
and it was an amazing thing. I said, we have to do something because we
have people who don't know what they are doing in running our country,
and I got some of that today, hearing some of these things. They
don't know what they are doing. It takes guts to run them president. I
am not a politician, all talk, no action, nothing gets done. I am
coming down and I said to myself, there are so many things, and I
watch the pundits and they say, Trump, we have some great talent
running and I am trying to figure out, where, what is the talent? You
come down and you start talking about trade and you see what happens
with trade. Trade has been such a disaster. The pundits all said I
came out at 3%. My wife said, if you run you will win, but you have to
run. They won't call it, people say you won't run even if you do call
it. My wife is my pollster, I pay her less but she is better than...
You know what happened, I started at three, the first day something,
which I wasn't thrilled about. Then it went up to six, 12, 18, it kept
going up, and each time the pundits said, he has plateaued. He is always
going to get six, then I went up to 12, that is a solid group, then I
went up to 24. Don't forget we had 17 people, 24 with 17 people is
pretty good. We went up to 24 and they said, that is the maximum. We
went up to 28, 30 two. CNN just came out with a pull, Trump, 49. That is
high. And I am very proud of it because this is not a plateau, this
is a movement. We have a movement going, folks. Time magazine did a
story a couple of weeks ago talking about what is going on and they have
never seen anything like it. They say actually, and I don't think I am
exaggerating this at all, but many of the great writers, of which there
are many few, because the media is some of the most dishonest people I
have ever known, but they said in the history of this country there
has never been anything like this, what is happening. We were in
Huntsville Alabama the other day, 35,000 people. We went to Arkansas,
which you so we want. Is that another one? Get him out.
They just don't stop. All right, get him out, thank you. Bye-bye.
Terrible. Incredible. Now, you know, you can be nice, but if you are nice
they will say, you were so soft. You can be vicious, get out of the! Then
they say you are too harsh. So I say, all right, please get him out.
It is incredible. I love you, too. I love you. And, by the way, you know,
I am self funding my campaign, I am putting up all of my money. I don't
want your money, I just want your vote on Saturday, get out there.
Don't forget, I did that league long term, slightly long, a big turn, so
you can get out to vote, OK? So... Thank you, thank you very much. So
our country and our theme is make America great again, and over the
last little while I have met so many people, thousands and thousands and
thousands of people. We are only confined by the size of the room, it
is packed but this is the size of the room. Thousands and thousands of
great, great Americans and I have more confidence in this country than
I have ever had before. I have seen millions of people, really, because
when you get 40,000, 45,000 people for rallies, and I have the biggest
rallies, Bernie is second but it is a distant second, but we have by far
the biggest and by far the most people and this country have
unbelievable people that love our country, just remember that. And I
want to see the day in the not too distant future when Apple makes
their iPhones in this country and not in China and all of these other
places. I heard that Mitt Romney made a fairly long speech and I will
just address it quickly. Look, Mitt Romney is I failed candidate, he
failed. He failed horribly. He... He failed badly. That was a race,
folks, that should have been -- being one. I don't know what
happened to him, he disappeared, and I wasn't happy because I am not a
fan of Barack Obama. -- not have been won. I backed Mitt Romney, he
was begging for my endorsement. He was begging. He was begging me. He
was saying, I am not great like him, he is the big businessman and all of
that stuff, and now I am even better. Mitt Romney was thinking
about running again, he ran a horrible campaign, you are running
against a failed president, he came up with 47%, he demeaned 47% of the
people in our country, the famous 47%. Once that was said, a lot of
people thought it was over for him. In the last month and a half he
disappeared. I called his people, I said, you have to do yourself a
favour. Obama was on Jay Leno, he was all over the place, Mitt Romney
was looking for zoning for a nine car garaged or something in
California. I said, what is he doing, he is running for president!
If the press goes back they will see, when I heard he was running
again, and I wasn't sure I would be running, but I was very, very strong
to Mitt Romney and everybody, and publicly, because he let us down. He
let us down. It is one thing if you lose and you work and you work, he
let us down. He was horrible in the third debate, something happened.
Maybe someday they will write a book, his campaign guy was terrible,
he had a terrible campaign manager, Stuart Stevens or something, he is
always on TV knocking everybody. The guy ran one of the worst campaigns
in the history of modern politics. Mitt Romney's campaign was probably
one of the worst run the people have seen because most people thought the
Republican candidate would win. When Mitt Romney started raising his head
a few months ago, I was very strong, I said Mitt Romney should not run. I
said it very strongly. Then Jeb Bush actually convinced Mitt Romney not
to run. Can you imagine? Jeb Bush sold him. Now he is out I can say he
is a good salesman, a high-energy salesman. But Mitt Romney was afraid
of Jeb Bush because he was afraid that Jeb Bush would get the money,
get the whatever... I wasn't afraid of Jeb Bush, I can tell you. Jeb
Bush convinced Mitt Romney not to run, Mitt Romney was going to run,
it was going to be a third attempt, the second being one of the great
catastrophes, the first one just didn't happen, which is OK, but the
second was a catastrophe. He went to see Jeb Bush and convinced him he
was going to run, he had the money. The real reason he chickened out
wasn't Jeb Bush, it was me. Because I said he was a joke. Mitt Romney
was all set to run, and I think he still probably has a desire to get
something, maybe in the convention. Hillary Clinton will destroy him in
the convention, assuming she is allowed to run, assuming she is not
arrested for the males. Which is so terrible. -- arrested for the
e-mails. Let's assume that the Democrats are going to protect her,
let's assume that I will be running against Hillary, and I would love to
run against her. We have numerous polls that show me beating her
easily, and I haven't even started on her yet, other than four weeks
ago. She called me sexist and I hit her with her husband and I was the
last time I ever heard the word sexist. They had a rough weekend,
Bill was not happy. I guarantee he said, don't you ever say that to him
again, say it to somebody else but not Trump. That was a rough weekend.
Mitt Romney was going to run, as sure as I am standing in front of
you, and I was very angry that he was going to run. I didn't even know
I would be doing this. NBC came to me, they wanted to extend The
Apprentice, Steve Burke came up to my office with the people from NBC,
we would like you not to run, we would like you to do The Apprentice,
the ratings were still fantastic, and I said, Steve, I think I am
going to run for president. No, no, you are not! I think I am.
Ultimately I decided to run, and by law you are not allowed to do both.
They chose Arnold instead, who would be better, Arnold or Trump? Arnold?
Trump? We will find out if Arnold is quick because if he isn't we will
find. When you have all of them coming at you you have to be quick
and smart, we will find out a lot about Arnold but I hope he does
really well. I was going to do that, they renewed the show with me in the
upfront threw and I just said I can't do it. I gave up a lot of
deals. To do this takes a lot of effort, those are people trying to
get in. How about everybody clearing out, we will let a new group in reds
so it anyway, when I heard Mitt Romney was going to run, a bit for
this time, I was very tough. I said, he can't run. Then I started to say,
we have to keep him out as he is going to lose. He is a choke artist.
I started hitting him hard, people said why? Because I said we can't
take another loss. STUDIO: Donald Trump criticising
Mitt Romney for being a failed candidate and saying he has
chickened out of this race because of Donald Trump but he could run
again. This is BBC World News bringing you live coverage of the
Donald Trump 's speech in the United States race.
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