Mitt Romney who is a day away from becoming the leader of the Never Trumpers in the U.S. Senate is getting started with a bang.
The man who blew the 2012 election and subjected the country to the ruinous second four years of the Barack Obama horror easily was elected as Utah’s senator to replace retiring Orrin Hatch and will now have his chance at revenge against the man who humiliated him and who he is clearly jealous of.
Romney had his chance to go up against Donald Trump in the 2016 primaries but chose to sit on the sidelines, spew catty comments and futilely try to find a candidate who would beat Trump in the primaries and put Hillary Clinton into the White House.
Swishy spineless Mitt rang in the new year with a bitter assault on the legitimately elected President Of The United States.
In the virulently anti-Trump Washington Post no less.
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 2, 2019
Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential candidate and incoming U.S. senator from Utah, sharply criticized President Donald Trump and suggested the U.S. leader had caused dismay around the world.
n a Washington Post essay published on Tuesday evening, Romney criticized a number of Trump’s actions in December.
“The appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a ‘sucker’ in world affairs all defined his presidency down,” he wrote.
He added that “Trump’s words and actions have caused dismay around the world.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Romney suggested that “on balance, (Trump’s) conduct over the past two years … is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”
Romney is staking out an independent position two days before he takes office on Thursday. It is unclear whether Trump will face a serious challenge in 2020 to securing the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
Excerpts from Romney’s WAPO upchucking of bile:
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 this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.
It is not that all of the president’s policies have been misguided. He was right to align U.S. corporate taxes with those of global competitors, to strip out excessive regulations, to crack down on China’s unfair trade practices, to reform criminal justice and to appoint conservative judges. These are policies mainstream Republicans have promoted for years. But policies and appointments are only a part of a presidency.
To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. 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.
Mitt’s newest buddies, the Democrats hailed the arrival of the great one:
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 2, 2019
Trump has yet to respond but he should be used to being stabbed in the back by the chickenshit former governor of Massachusetts.