When former presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced that he would be making a speech on Thursday morning, most knew it would not be any sort of Trump endorsement. But what we didn’t know is just how strongly Romney would oppose Trump or just how clearly it would be made that the Republican establishment is taking it’s final breath.

Romney spoke in Salt Lake City, Utah, and appealed to voters who had not yet cast their ballots, begging them to go with anyone but Trump.

“If we make the right choices, America’s future will be even better than our past and better than our present. On the other hand, if we make improvident choices, the bright horizon I’ve described will not materialize.”

“Let me put it very plainly, if we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.”

Romney pointed to Trump’s dangerous rhetoric and what it has already done to harm foreign relations in the U.S..

Then, Romney declared that Trump lacks the temperament to be president based on his vulgar speech and personal attacks against political foes. Romney even referred to Trump as “evil.”

Finally, Romney called upon Trump to release his tax returns and the off-the-record video with the New York Times so that the American people may have the full picture of their beloved candidate. Romney called upon Americans to make this extremely important decision, almost begging them to save the Republican party.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com