Mitt Romney’s Trump Slam

Mitt Romney’s Trump Slam

Mitt Romney recently wrote an editorial in The Washington Post slamming Trump saying he hoped he would “rise to the occasion” after the election. Was this a bad idea?

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Mitt Romney expresses his disapproval regarding President Trump’s, slamming his leadership prior to being sworn in as junior senator from Utah.

Mitt Romney recently wrote in an editorial in The Washington Post that “the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.” Romney was sworn in as the junior senator from Utah. Romney goes on to express his distaste saying, “To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation.”

But wait, there’s more—Romney goes on to say, “A president should unite us and inspire us to follow ‘our better angels.’ A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”

In hopes that Mr. Trump “would rise to the occasion” after the election, Romney writes that he approved of a few of Mr. Trump’s early appointees. However, Romney refers to the departures of White House chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis part of the “deep descent” in December of the presidency.

Romney does not give any specifics on how he plans to oppose the president. He writes that he will follow the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, despite being critical of Mr. Trump in the editorial. McConnell has been aligned with Mr. Trump in the past.

President Trump responded to the editorial writing: “Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!,” referring to Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona.

And it doesn’t end there, Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, tweeted that Romney “lacked the ability to save this nation…Jealousy is a drink best served warm and Romney just proved it.

Romney distinctly criticized Mr. Trump during the 2016 election, but also met with Mr. Trump at the time of the transition period before he took office. Romney also accepted Mr. Trump’s endorsement in the 2018.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune in October, Mr. Trump’s approval rating has dropped the most in Utah in comparison to any other state. According to the newspaper, 58 percent of Utah residents disapprove of the president, with just 45 percent in agreeance with him.

In the 2016 election, Evan McMullin, an anti-Trump Independent candidate, won more than 20 percent of the state vote. Mr. Trump won the state of Utah by 18 points, while Romney won the deep-red state by 48 percentage points back in 2012. Read more on CBS News here.


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Mitt Romney recently wrote an editorial in The Washington Post slamming Trump saying he hoped he would “rise to the occasion” after the election. Was this a bad idea?

Totals
86% Ya, very bad
14% No, his opinion
Males
86% Ya, very bad
14% No, his opinion
Females
92% Ya, very bad
8% No, his opinion

Ya, very bad

No, his opinion


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