Donald Trump advertised his food and beverage brands during a press conference on Tuesday

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated March 09, 2016 11:00 AM
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Donald Trump: billionaire businessman, GOP frontrunner … and wannabe QVC host?

The 2016 presidential candidate responded to Mitt Romney‘s dig at Trump’s failed business ventures during a Jupiter, Florida, press conference on Tuesday – with props.

Displays of Trump-branded projects, including Trump wine, water and steaks (all among the things Romney noted as failures) flanked either side of Trump’s podium while he addressed his wins in Michigan and Mississippi.

“I brought some things up because he said, ‘Water company is gone.’ I said, ‘It is?’ I didn’t know that,” Trump explained during the press conference, adding, “[Romney] talked about the water company. Well, there’s the water company. I mean, we sell water. And we have water, and it’s a very successful, you know, it’s a private little water company, and I supply the water for all my places, and it’s good. But it’s very good.”

Next he addressed the defunct Trump steaks, telling the crowd that if they wanted one of the slabs of meat on display (which were actually Bush Brothers brand, according to CNN) they’d have to pay “50 bucks a steak.”

Also on hand was a copy of Trump Magazine (technically, The Jewel of Palm Beach magazine), which is distributed at his International Golf Club in Jupiter.

“So I wanted to put that to rest: So you have the water, you have the steaks, you have the airline that I sold. I mean, what’s wrong with selling?” Trump said, addressing Romney. “Every once in a while you can sell something. You have the wines and all of that. And Trump University, we’re going to start it up as soon as I win the lawsuit. Does that make sense?”

Of his path to the likely Republican nomination, Trump said, “I hope that the Republicans will embrace it.”

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Trump added of his support, “We have Democrats coming over, we have independents coming over, and they haven’t done that ever, probably ever. And with all these people coming over we’re going to have something very, very special.”

Trump also took the Hawaii caucus on Tuesday, winning 10 delegates. Ted Cruz came in second with six delegates.