‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Donald Trump Presidential Train Dissected By Rove, Messina

There’s no love lost between Karl Rove and GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, whose war of words on Twitter have heated up social media, but the Republican strategist had some surprising things to say about the billionaire businessman and his campaign.

Rove, who helped George W. Bush win the White House, along with Jim Messina, Democratic strategist who helped Barack Obama retain the white House in 2012, appear with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to share insights on this red-hot political race.

Jim Messina, Carol Cain, Karl Rove on "Michigan Matters" talk about the presidential race, Donald Trump and more. Watch "Michigan Matters" 11:30 am Sunday on CBS62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Jim Messina, Carol Cain, Karl Rove on “Michigan Matters” talk about the presidential race, Donald Trump and more. Watch “Michigan Matters” 11:30 am Sunday on CBS62. (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

The two men were in town at the Michigan Political Leadership Program’s annual dinner Thursday in Livonia where nearly 1,000 folks from across the state gathered to hear them speak.

Messina runs a SuperPAC helping Hillary Clinton secure the 2016 Democratic nomination. She is battling Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Rove and Messina talked about the cut throat nature of the GOP contest underway.

As Trump continues to lead, others including Mitt Romney, former GOP presidential candidate in 2012, bashed him and his ability to become president.

Brandon Dillon, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, "Michigan Matters" Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain, and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson discuss Tuesday primary and the Flint water crisis. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

Brandon Dillon, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain, and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson discuss Tuesday primary and the Flint water crisis. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

Also appearing on the show was Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon.

Patterson ripped Romney for his Trump comments, saying he thought it was unfair.

Patterson, who had endorsed Jeb Bush in the 2016 GOP race, also said he received a call from Ohio Gov. John Kasich the morning after Bush dropped out af the race too him for his support for his ongoing presidential bid.

The four politico powerhouses also talked about Michigan’s primary this Tuesday and what’s ahead in this race for the White House.

Watch “Michigan Matters” 11:30 a.m. Sunday only on CBS 62.

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