Mitt Romney expected to call Trump a ‘fraud’ and a ‘phony’ during speech at the University of Utah

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Former Massachusetts Gov., and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013. Romney is expected to call Trump a “phony” in his address at the University of Utah. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Former 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney will call Trump both a “fraud” and a “phony” during his speech at the University of Utah about the “state of the 2016 presidential race,” according to NBC correspondent Peter Alexander.

Alexander took to posted three experpts of Romney’s from his address earlier this morning.

“Here’s what I know,” Romney’s expected excerpt reads. “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers. He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.”

Trump took to Twitter after hearing the news and has already responded to Romney’s probable comments calling him a “failed candidate” who ran one of the “worst races.”

The 67-year-old member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will address students at a March 3 at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics Forum.

The forum will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Edgar J. Thompson Music Hall at the David Gardner Hall Building, 1375 Presidents Circle.

March 3 is the first GOP debate post-Super Tuesday. The Detriot stage is expected to be a lot less crowded.

While Romney has yet to endorse any particular candid2ate, he hasn’t stayed totally silent and has even taken to Twitter to call out or applaud certain candidates over the last two months.

Seating is limited at Gardner Hall, and students are advised to arrive early. Use of public transportation is encouraged.

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