Playwright William Shakespeare famously claimed that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Anyone who believes that has never met incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney, who torched President Trump in a blistering Washington Post op-ed.
“The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December. The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, 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.
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.”
So basically, Mitt Romney is saying that he agrees with many of President Trump’s policies, but doesn’t like his brash demeanor. Um, so what?
Romney then cited a survey showing that Europeans think less of the American presidency under Donald Trump. Romney wrote:
“Trump’s words and actions have caused dismay around the world.
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.”
Again: So what? Remember what Trump said: “I’m the president of the United States — I’m not the president of the globe.”
President Trump: “I don’t care about Europe. I’m not elected by Europeans. I’m elected by Americans.” pic.twitter.com/GYCw19xOjT
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 2, 2019
Meanwhile, here’s what’s happening across Europe:
I wonder if we have a new record?
During 24 hours we had 3 explosions in Sweden.
– Powerful explosion in Landskrona
– A house bombed in Lund
– A balcony in Malmö
Why isn't this all over international media? This is a European country that had 3 bombings in just one day!!!
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) January 1, 2019
Over 1000 cars were torched on NYE. Firework terror, shooting against innocent people
— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) January 2, 2019
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 10, 2017
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 4, 2017
President Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale said poor Romney — who failed to win the presidency in 2012 — is so jealous that he can’t see straight.
“Jealously is a drink best served warm and Romney just proved it,” Parscale tweeted.
The truth is @MittRomney lacked the ability to save this nation. @realDonaldTrump has saved it. Jealously is a drink best served warm and Romney just proved it. So sad, I wish everyone had the courage @realDonaldTrump had. https://t.co/mbxoTqbSX6
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) January 2, 2019
Meanwhile, here’s a walk down memory lane: In March 2016, Romney held two press conferences to blast then-candidate Donald Trump as a “fraud, a phony, and a con man.”
Keep in mind that if RINO Never-Trumpers like Mitt had their way, Hillary Clinton would be president right now.
Eight months later, in November 2016 — right after Trump won the presidency — Romney traveled to New York to beg Trump to make him Secretary of State. Trump wisely rejected him.
At a press conference following their dinner at the Trump Hotel — where Mitt ate plenty of humble pie — heaped praise on Trump.
“America’s best days are ahead of us,” Romney gushed. “What I’ve seen through these discussions I’ve had with president-elect Trump…give me increasing hope that president-elect Trump is the very man that can lead us to that future.”
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) November 30, 2016
In February 2018, Romney begged President Trump to endorse him as Senator from Utah, to replace the retiring Orrin Hatch.
Trump graciously endorsed him. And now we’re back to Square 1, with the flip-flopper in the empty suit showing his true colors again.
All we can say is: Bring it on, Mittens. Trump thrives on confrontation. While these types of clashes enervate most people, they energize this president.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 20, 2018
Let it go, Mittens!
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
#MorningJoe it is well known that @MittRomney is part of the global elite hedge fund community that sells our jobs overseas for profit. Amazing DNC and rino hand in hand working for donor not voter. #MittTheTwit no character ask for Trump's endorsement then. #FoxNews #CNN #MSNBC pic.twitter.com/NsGgKHFliA
— Rey LoweIffert (@rey_lowe) January 2, 2019
Breaking news: sources tell Wolfy that Mitt Romney will run in 2020 for the RINO party pic.twitter.com/qiq30V5Dus
— WOLF ❌ (@wolfmyblitzer) January 2, 2019
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