Excerpts posted on social media of the address Mitt Romney will give in Utah today say the former presidential candidate will call current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump a "phony" and a "fraud."
NBC national correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted out three excerpts from the address this morning.
"Here's what I know," the 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."
More Romney excerpts (1/3) pic.twitter.com/yPEsvq3I2w— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) March 3, 2016
More Romney excerpts. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/kX2R7dI4u3— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) March 3, 2016
Last set of Romney excerpts. (3/3) pic.twitter.com/1U9VSYrRAz— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) March 3, 2016
The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, where Romney will deliver his address, is now home to a major developing political story.
"Mitt Romney loves his party. He loves his country," longtime supporter Kirk Jowers told Lisa Riley Roche of the Deseret News. "He is going to take the opportunity to provide his unique perspective on the state of this presidential race and its implications, depending on how it turns out."
Trump has already responded on Twitter to reports of what Romney will say.
Failed candidate Mitt Romney,who ran one of the worst races in presidential history,is working with the establishment to bury a big "R" win!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2016
I am the only one who can beat Hillary Clinton. I am not a Mitt Romney, who doesn't know how to win. Hillary wants no part of "Trump"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2016