by: Daveda Gruber:
Will Mitt Romney become the next Jeff Flake? President Trump and Romney are no longer being polite to each other.
The two had appeared to be on the same page with each other’s political values but insults flew today from both.
Romney, who was the Republican nominee for 2012, went into the new year with negativity towards Trump and I believe he started the year off on the wrong foot.
The new senator from Utah published an op-ed in The Washington Post and used some powerful words against the president.
Did we really expect anything different? Nah, we saw it coming.
Romney wrote, “It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling. It did not. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, Kelly and Mattis were encouraging. But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”
The article went on to say, “Furthermore, I will act as I would with any president, in or out of my party: I will support policies that I believe are in the best interest of the country and my state, and oppose those that are not. I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”
Watch this video to see how the media is portraying this.
As you can well imagine, Trump responded to Romney’s op-ed on Twitter:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2019