Trump: GOP should 'stop this nonsense' and back Romney
MILWAUKEE - A famous billionaire businessman who had considered running for President himself has thrown his support behind the leading Republican candidate for the job.
"It's time they stop this nonsense and have a great candidate in Mitt Romney. I think he's going to win the election," said Donald Trump on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes."
Trump said that when he was going through a high-profile discernment process about running for the White House, "I started looking at who was running, and I saw something with Mitt."
"He's smart. He's tough. I've gotten to know him over the last seven months."
Trump said he gave Rick Santorum, Romney's main rival, "credit because he came from nowhere," but scoffed at the idea that an incumbent U.S. senator from Pennsylvania would lose an election by double digits.
"He loses an election by the biggest margin ever in the modern-day Senate and he goes, 'I'm going to run for President.' It's not supposed to be that way," claimed Trump.
"He has no chance."
Santorum has said this week that he would step aside if Romney has enough delegates set to vote for him at the Republican National Convention later this year.
"When Governor Romney gets that required number, then without a doubt, if he's at that number, we'll step aside," Santorum says. "Right now, he's not there. He's not even close to it."