Real-estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday night that Mitt Romney's team asked him to appear in a "commercial" for the campaign last year–but it never saw the light of day.
The video, he said, was supposed to run during the Republican National Convention and featured Trump sitting in his office with an actor who looked like President Obama. After telling the faux president "what a lousy job" he's done, Trump said, he delivered his famous line to the actor: "You're fired!"
Speaking at a conservative gathering in Washington, Trump boasted that Romney's team loved the video yet never used it because it was "too controversial."
"They never put it on,” Trump added. “The reason they didn't put it on is because they thought it was too controversial. Controversy. It might not be politically correct. And it was very sad, and I didn't do any work for him–I mean, I would have, but again they didn't ask me–because I think they thought I was too controversial, more tough.”
The "commercial" was just one example of how the Romney campaign did not use Trump enough on the trail, the multimillionaire argued.
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