Real estate mogul and Mitt Romney supporter Donald Trump differed with the presumptive GOP nominee Monday on whether to use the words of President Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, against him.
Speaking on "Fox and Friends" about the Obama campaign's recent ad attacking Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital, Trump said, "It was a very unfair ad, and frankly, if I were Mitt -- and Mitt is a very honorable guy, he stopped the Reverend Wright ads and he was, you know, sort of opposed to them -- I'd let him go at it, because ... you're going back into the past."
"Mitt has done an amazing job at creating jobs. He's really done an incredible job and I think it's very unfair. So, you know, if it's going to be game on, let it be game on. Go after Obama," he said.
Mitt Romney said Thursday that using the former pastor to attack Obama was the "wrong course." A GOP super PAC funded by TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts had planned to use Wright against Obama, but he killed the plan after it was leaked to The New York Times and generated widespread negative press.
Watch the exchange here:
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