'Like a dog': Donald Trump impersonates Mitt Romney 'choking' in the 2012 election

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Donald Trump: Mitt Romney 'Choked Like a Dog' in the 2012 Election

Donald Trump livened up his Tuesday rally in Rome, New York, with an impression of former Republican nominee Mitt Romney supposedly "choking" in the 2012 presidential election.

After lamenting the fact that Republicans haven't won an election in the last two cycles, he called out the former Massachusetts governor for failing to beat President Barack Obama in 2012. Romney, who has been critical of the current Republican frontrunner, and Trump have engaged in a long-running back and forth during the 2016 cycle.

"The RNC hasn't won an important election in a long time," Trump said. "We've had Obama far too long."

Check out the rally:

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in an airplane hangar in Rome, New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome, New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome, New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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He then punctuated his point by grabbing his neck to imitate Romney "choking."

"The last election should have been won, except Romney choked like a dog. He choked. He went," Trump paused to grab his neck and imitate choking and then said, "I can't breathe! I can't breathe, he said."

He continued: "Romney choked. ... Romney can't recover from a choke."

Trump contended that Romney "went into a house" and "disappeared" for the last month of the 2012 election.

"What the hell happened to him?" Trump asked.

He then acknowledged that he endorsed Romney in 2012.

"You wouldn't believe this, but I actually backed him, raised a lot of money and other things, and he failed," Trump said.

Check out Romney's campaign:

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**FILE** Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a rally on the steps of the Statehouse in Boston, in this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 file photo, Romney's political record is relatively brief - four years as Massachusetts governor and two statewide campaigns - but that's enough for Brian Camenker to write a 28-page report that portrays Romney as sympathetic to gay rights and sexual behavior that clashes with his burnished image as a defender of traditional values. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with first graders from Mead Hall Episcopal School during a campaign swing through South Carolina as he stops to be the Keynote speaker at a Rotary club meeting Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, in Aiken, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)
Republican Mitt Romney meets with the media after addressing the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007. Romney used the first major policy speech of his fledgling presidential campaign to promote permanent tax cuts, portable health insurance and free and open markets. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney signs a poster for Alex Stroman, of Chester, S.C. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at Seawell's in Columbia, S.C. Romney visited South Carolina as part of his official campaign kickoff tour following his announcement Tuesday that he's seeking the Republican presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Perry Baker)
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney holds one his granddaughter, Mia, 2, after speaking in Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, as part of his official campaign kickoff tour. Romney visited South Carolina following his announcement Tuesday that he's seeking the Republican presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Perry Baker)
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney talks to the nation's first presidential primary voters during a campaign stop at the Opera House in Derry, N.H., Tuesday, April 3, 2007.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign stop at Moulton's Market in Amherst, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, kisses 6-month-old Bennett Covington as he poses for a picture with the baby and his mother, Liz Covington, Thursday, September 27, 2007 , during a campaign stop at an IHOP in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Rich Pedroncelli)
Republican presidential hopeful former Massachussets Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to local residents during a campaign stop Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, in Humboldt, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Republican presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, shakes hands with supporters at a campaign stop in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Republican presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, waves to supports during a primary day campaign rally in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Orange City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a Florida campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wave to the crowd as fireworks go off during a campaign rally on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shake hands following their third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign event at Watson Truck and Supply, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Hobbs, N.M. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney smiles as he addresses supporters at his Super Tuesday campaign rally in Boston, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds One-year-old Madison Busch during a campaign rally in Loveland, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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