To say that Mitt Romney and President Trump have a rocky past is an understatement.
Despite the two at certain points supporting each other, Romney has consistently turned on Trump.
And he just went further than ever before with his most anti-Trump move yet.
Mitt Romney is on his way to the U.S. Senate.
After being a left-wing governor in Massachusetts, and a twice-failed presidential candidate, he has finally been elected at the federal level.
And to do so, as he has oftentimes in the past, he went to Donald Trump for help.
Even after Romney refused to support Trump in 2016, calling him racist, the president chose to support his bid for the Senate.
Prior to winning, Romney thanked Trump for his support, which was extremely helpful to his campaign.
But now that he’s elected, he is turning on the president in the worst way he can.
In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Romney makes it clear he isn’t going to be one to side with the president’s agenda, arguing that he lacks character.
That’s ironic coming from the guy who created the framework for Obamacare in 2006 in Massachusetts only to run against the law in 2012.
In the article, Romney lauds a number of policies of Trump, largely on the economic, and trade policy front, but he specifically calls out the president for what he considers as negatives in the month of December.
“[O]n balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office,” Romney claims.
He considers the departures of administration figures like Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, and James Mattis as proof of that.
Romney also channels similar arguments that one would expect from an anti-Trump pundit on CNN.
In particular, he uses the president’s approval across the world as evidence that Trump is not rising to the occasion as president.
The twice-failed presidential candidate cites a 2016 Pew Research poll showing massive approval for the U.S. president in many left-leaning countries that fell drastically in 2017:
“In a 2016 Pew Research Center poll, 84 percent of people in Germany, Britain, France, Canada and Sweden believed the American president would “do the right thing in world affairs.” One year later, that number had fallen to 16 percent.”
This demonstrates a clear lack of understanding of Trump’s America First agenda.
Every country he cites is either members or partner countries of NATO.
Each of those countries has been ripping off the U.S. when it comes to defense spending for years.
President Trump is fighting back, making it clear that they need to pay their fair share instead of relying on U.S. taxpayers.
So it should be no surprise that they don’t have great things to say about the president.
In the coming years, Romney is making it clear he is not going to be an ally to the President.
If anything, he will actively fight against the president’s agenda at every turn.
Do you think Mitt Romney will ever come around to Trump’s agenda?
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