Trump Thumps Rick Santorum: “I Don’t Get Santorum. I Don’t Get the Whole Thing” (Video)

Donald Trump was on CNN this morning with anchor Ashleigh Banfield to discuss Tuesday’s GOP primaries.
Santorum is not getting the whole Santorum thing.

“Rick Santorum was a sitting senator who in re-election lost by 19 points, to my knowledge the most in the history of this country for a sitting senator to lose by 19 points. It’s unheard of. Then he goes out and says oh ‘okay’ I just lost by the biggest margin in history and now I’m going to run for president. Tell me, how does that work? … That’s like me saying I just failed a test. Now I’m going to apply for admission to the Wharton School of Finance. Okay? He just failed a test…. And now he’s going to run for president. So, I don’t get Rick Santorum. I don’t get that whole thing.”

Here’s the trascript via CNN:

ASHLEIGH BANFIELD, CNN ANCHOR: Do you think there’s something you can do for Mitt Romney because some people have said he’s just that guy you want to like but that he’s stiff or maybe too rich or out of touch. Can you help with the everyman approach? Do you see that as a role for you?

DONALD TRUMP: he’s really a much different guy than you see on television. And I understand that. He maybe comes across whichever way you want to say it. But he’s a great guy in person. He’s got a great personality, family, everything.

BANFIELD: But can you help him bring that to the little screen?

TRUMP: You know, I don’t know. I mean, I’m not sure. Maybe it doesn’t translate, but that doesn’t make him bad in terms of what he does. He’ll be a great president. The sad part about the world in which we live, if you do well in television you maybe can get elected to something. But that doesn’t mean you’re going to be any good at what the big picture is which is running the country.

BANFIELD: Talk to me about electability. Everyone talks abou electability being almost the most important thing among voters so far who’ve been going to the GOP polling stations. Recent poll I think ABC / Washington Post came out saying that if the race were Obama versus Romney, Obama would beat him by 6 points and if that were Newt up against Obama, that difference would be 11 points. So it’s not looking good at this juncture…

TRUMP: Well 6 points is nothing.,..

BANFIELD: for the republicans…

TRUMP: and so early. They haven’t really focused on Obama. // The sad thing is they’re focusing on each other the republicans. And it’s rough. It’s a rough, rough nasty primary. But they’re focusing, they haven’t really hit Obama yet.

BANFIELD: Have the right candidates dropped out?

TRUMP: Huntsman never had a chance, if you look. You look at somebody like Ron Paul, he’s interesting. Rick Santorum, look, Rick Santorum was a sitting senator who in re-election lost by 19 points, to my knowledge the most in the history of this country for a sitting senator to lose by 19 points. It’s unheard of. Then he goes out and says oh ‘okay’ I just lost by the biggest margin in history and now I’m going to run for president. Tell me, how does that work? How does that work?

BANFIELD: He’s doing well. He’s not only doing well, he won Iowa.

TRUMP: How do you run for, that’s like me saying I just failed a test. Now I’m going to apply for admission to the Wharton School of Finance. Okay? He just failed a test. // And now he’s going to run for president. So, I don’t get Rick Santorum. I don’t get that whole thing.

BANFIELD: Is there a place for you in a Romney cabinet?

TRUMP: Well, it’s certainly not something I’m looking for but if I can do anything to help this country, we have to do something to help the country. We can’t keep losing our jobs to other countries and losing really respect.

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