Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has released excerpts of the speech that he will give this morning at the University of Utah on the “state of the race” — and it is clear that a major focus of his address will be bashing GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump. Romney plans to say:

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. His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill. READ MORE