The Washington Times - September 17, 2012, 09:03AM

One-time possible presidential candidate Donald Trump had some harsh words for President Obama on Monday morning, but he didn’t hold back on Mitt Romney either, saying that given Mr. Obama’s performance on the economy and foreign policy, Republicans should be winning “in a landslide.”

“The Republicans are going to have to run much tougher and much harder — they cannot be put on the defensive,” Mr. Trump said on “Fox and Friends.” “You know, you have to say one thing about Obama — he’s got an amazing team of people around him.”


So, by that logic, are Mr. Romney’s people lacking?

“It’s too early to say,” Mr. Trump said. “All I know is this: The economy is horrible, he’s the worst president ever on foreign policy, everything is going bad, and … he’s our ‘unlucky president.’ He’s unlucky for our country. Everything is turning bad for our country.”

“We should be winning in a landslide; we’re not. So something’s wrong,” he continued. “The Republicans are doing something wrong. Their convention was not good. The Democrats had a much better convention. Something is wrong with the Republicans, and they have to get tougher and smarter, or they’re going to lose this election, and it’s almost impossible to lose.”

Has he told Mr. Romney that?

“I’ve certainly indicated it, yes,” Mr. Trump replied.