March 3, 2016 11:19 AM EST

Mitt Romney, the last candidate to lead the Republican Party into a presidential election, is to speak at the University of Utah on Thursday about Donald Trump, the property magnate currently on track to be this year’s Republican nominee.

Excerpts from the speech showed the former Massachusetts governor was due to accuse Trump—whose success has alarmed the party’s establishment—of “playing the American public for suckers.”

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