Mitt Romney has been one of the most vocal critics of President Trump.
He even admitted that he voted against Trump in the 2016 election.
But his latest attack is even more despicable than anything else he’s said.
To say that Donald Trump and Mitt Romney have had a rocky past would be an understatement.
The two of them have interacted on Twitter quite a bit in the past, sometimes on good terms, but usually not. Things got heated during the 2016 election when Romney, who once was grateful for the endorsement of Trump in 2016, viciously attacked Trump, mirroring attacks that originated in the left-wing media.
Here's what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. (1/2)
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
In response, then-candidate Trump fired back, in Trump-like fashion.
Mitt Romney,who totally blew an election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool, is now playing tough guy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2016
Mitt Romney, who was one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of Republican politics, is now pushing me on tax returns. Dope!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2016
Despite standing by his insults into the 2016 general election, choosing to vote against Trump, he is now looking for the support of Donald Trump supporters in his run for U.S. Senate in Utah. He recently spoke to NBC News, where he stated that Trump has done better than he “might have expected.”
But along with his very weak positive statement about the President, Romney chose to go after Trump, stating that he “wouldn’t point to” Trump as a role-model.
"I believe his policies have been, by and large, a good deal better than I might have expected, but some of the things he's said are not ones that I would aspire for my grand-kids to adopt."
Mitt Romney says he wouldn't "point to the president" as a role model for his grand-kids pic.twitter.com/LeKLmF6HJ5
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 29, 2018
The fact that he chose to attack the President while attempting to show some form of support shows that he hasn’t changed since the election. The only thing that has changed is that he needs the support of Donald Trump supporters in order to get elected as a U.S. Senator in Utah.
Utah went heavily in favor of President Trump, without any help from Romney, who is seen as a prominent figure in the state.
Romney’s attacks on President Trump shouldn’t be surprising. His entire political career paints a picture of someone who is an enemy to the agenda of President Trump.
First coming to prominence as the governor of Massachusetts, Romney seemed to govern more like a Democrat than a Republican. Romney’s record as governor was so toxic to Republicans that when he chose to run for President in 2012, he was forced to run to the right of many of the positions he held while running for governor of Massachusetts.
Most notable of his left-leaning policies was his spearheading of a 2006 law, dubbed as “Romneycare,” which heavily expanded government involvement in healthcare in the state of Massachusetts. That law came back to bite him in 2012 while running against Barack Obama, considering that “Romneycare” was very similar to the now infamous Affordable Care Act signed by Obama in 2010.
Many went so far as to state that Romney’s law was used as a blueprint for the Obama administration when crafting their law, which was similarly dubbed “Obamacare.”
Romney was also forced to pivot on his opinions on gun rights after having signed an “assault weapons” ban in 2004, which placed Massachusetts on the map as one of the most anti-gun states in the country.
The latest polling shows that Romney has a clear edge in the U.S. Senate race in Utah, but is being challenged by Utah State Rep. Mike Kennedy in the Republican primary election. Kennedy is firmly against the leftist positions held by Romney, but is seen as a longshot candidate at this time.
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