Mitt Romney on Saturday defended the Republican Party as one that embraces "all the people in the country," slamming Donald Trump's sexual charged comments on a 2005 video as "degrading to our women" and "future generations."
At a campaign event for Republican Reps. Joe Heck and Cresent Hardy in Las Vegas Saturday, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee called for the nation to stand up for "principles that made us the shining city on a hill," the Washington Examiner reported.
"I want to express on the behalf of myself and my party how much we love all the people in this country, regardless of gender or ethnicity or religion — and I was offended and dismayed by what was said and done by Mr. Trump," Romney said.
"I think it's degrading to our women, to our daughters, our granddaughters, to future generations."
"I dearly hope that we will come together as a nation and stand as firmly as we possibly can for the principles that have made us the shining on a hill," he added.
Romney has been an ardent critic of Trump, calling him a "phony" and "fraud" last March.
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