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Donald Trump Slams Rick Santorum On Early Start: ‘I Don’t Get Rick Santorum, I Don’t Get That Whole Thing’

Wednesday morning, CNN’s Early Start aired an interview with Donald Trump, which was taped before Rick Santorum swept the Tuesday night primary/caucus contests. In the interview, Trump defends his endorsement of Mitt Romney, but takes time to absolutely skewer Santorum.

Banfield asked Trump if the right candidates had dropped out, and after saying Jon Huntsman, “never had a chance,” and deeming Ron Paul “interesting,” he began tearing into Santorum.

“Rick Santorum was a sitting senator who, in re-election, lost by 19 points,” Trump said. “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, now I’m going to run for President.’ Tell me, how does that work? How does that work?”

“He’s doing well,” Banfield replied. “He’s not only doing well, he won Iowa.”

“That’s like me saying I just failed a test,” Trump continued. “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.”

Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of CNN:

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