Trump backers attack Romney on social media

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not immediately respond to harsh words from Mitt Romney on Thursday, but his political allies were quick to come to his defence.

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Romney, who lost two elections as the GOP candidate, delivered a harsh condemnation of Trump at the University of Utah on Thursday morning.

Trump's family, his employees and his political backers issued a series of tweets and Facebook posts Thursday afternoon, following Romney's accusations that Trump is a "phoney" and a "fraud."

Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., was among the first to take aim at Romney.

Ironic @MittRomney admitting that he's not the businessman @realDonaldTrump is https://t.co/J54xeyiZ4z#MakeAmericaGreatAgain#Establishment

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 3, 2016

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin tweeted her support for Trump too, calling Romney's speech a "nonsensical attack" from the "machine" of the "Permanent Political Class."

Donald Trump, Don't Take the BaitThe "machine's" deception and nonsensical attack on Trump isn't really an attack on...

Posted by Sarah Palin on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Trump's director of social media also attacked Romney, calling him a "loser."

The #GOPe MACHINE AT WORK!

CLASSICMitt is very bitter! I don't think he is a fan of the #TrumpTrain

THANK YOU MITT!!

— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) March 3, 2016

.@MittRomney,
You will not stop the #TrumpTrain??You look like a complete LOSER. Very DESPERATE attempt. #Failpic.twitter.com/z10jKyxAbe

— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) March 3, 2016

However, many of Trump's opponents were quick to voice their agreement with Romney's speech. GOP candidate John Kasich, for instance, suggested the Republican party would be ashamed to see Trump running the White House.

Well said, @MittRomney. -John pic.twitter.com/pTwmBTaeAo

— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) March 3, 2016


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