Mitt Romney Defends Fundraising With Trump: I Need To Get 50.1 Percent Or More (VIDEO) | Roland Martin Reports

Mitt Romney Defends Fundraising With Trump: I Need To Get 50.1 Percent Or More (VIDEO)

Source: Bill Plante / CBS News

After Tuesday’s Texas primary, the Republican race for the White House will be over. Voters are expected to give Mitt Romney enough delegates to become his party’s nominee.

But instead of celebrating, the Romney campaign is fighting off a controversy over one of its supporters, Donald Trump.

Mitt Romney is all but certain to reach 1,144 delegates and clinch the Republican nomination, but Romney won’t be there. The former Massachusetts governor will be on the money trail this week with Trump, fundraising in Las Vegas with the hotel magnate, who just a week ago repeated his challenge to President Barack Obama’s citizenship.

On Monday night, when asked if he thought twice about campaigning with Trump, Romney responded, “You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in. But I need to get 50.1 percent or more, and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”

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  • robjh1

    Man! I can’t believe Romney would allow Trump to play him like a chip trick.

  • Ford Levy

    Romney: “I don’t agree with all the people who support me. And my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. “But I need to get 50.1 percent or more.”

    Why does he need 50.1% or more? Doesn’t he know how we elect a President in this country? Let him get 50.1 percent and President Obama 270 electoral votes. Then after Romney celebrates one of his ‘advisors’ can explain to him that he lost.