You had to know Mitt Romney running for Utah senate wasn’t going to be a good thing for the Trump administration. And he’s wasted no time in blasting the president for recent supposed comments.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, suggesting that President Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” remarks were racial and “antithetical to American values”:
The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race. The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America’s history and antithetical to American values. May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, & “charity for all.”
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 15, 2018
“The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race,” Romney said, likely referring to Trump allegedly referring to African nations and Haiti as “shithole countries.”
While the Washington Post claimed he made that comment, along with another about Haitian immigrants, during an immigration meeting last week with lawmakers, Trump denied the quotes’ accuracy:
The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
And that’s not all Romney is blasting Trump for, FOX News reported:
Romney has taken Trump to task over his handling of the Charlottesville, Va., race-based riots.
“Whether he intended to or not, what (Trump) communicated caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn,” Romney wrote on Facebook last August. “His apologists strain to explain that he didn’t mean what we heard.”
Then, in December, Romney rebuked Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, whom Trump had supported. Moore ultimately lost to the Democrat, Doug Jones.
“Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity,” Romney tweeted in reference to the women who accused Moore of sexual assault and misconduct.
It looks like this is what things will be like if Romney is elected to the senate. Not a good idea.