Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney began his anti-Donald Trump tirade last week while speaking at the University of Utah, and now, MSNBC
reports Romney has turned his message into a robocall on behalf of struggling GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio.
The call, first reported by The New York Times
, is expected to run in the four states voting in Tuesday night's primary — Michigan, Idaho, Hawaii and Mississippi — and according to the Times, the message notifies voters that he is calling for Rubio and to choose "a candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton and who can make us proud."
"If we Republicans were to choose Donald Trump as our nominee, I believe that the prospects for a safe and prosperous future would be greatly diminished — and I'm convinced Donald Trump would lose to Hillary Clinton," Romney says.
Romney has not endorsed a candidate in the 2016 presidential race, but after calling GOP front-runner Trump a "phony," a "fraud" and a "misogynist," it is clear that his support lies within the other Republican candidates.
A source close to Romney told NBC News Monday that the former Massachusetts governor "has offered and is glad to help Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz, and [Ohio] Gov. John Kasich in any way he can."
"He's been clear that he believes that Donald Trump is not the best person to represent the Republican Party and will do what he can to support a strong nominee who holds conservative values to win back the White House."
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