Watch Donald Trump Respond to Romney: ‘He Was Begging for My Endorsement’

Business mogul fires back at former GOP presidential nominee’s blistering speech on Thursday

Donald Trump fired back at former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday, calling him “Irrelevant” and a “choke artist.”

“He was begging for my endorsement. I could have said, ‘Mitt drop to your knees’ and he would have dropped to his knees,” Trump said before noting Mitt was “afraid of Jeb” and called his second presidential campaign a “catastrophe.”

The speech came in response to Romney’s own blistering comments earlier on Thursday, where he called Trump a “phony” and a “fraud.”

Watch his full speech above. You can also read our coverage of the speech here.