Mitt Romney inserts himself, scolds Trump for criticizing his innocent perfect hero, John McCain

MANCHESTER, NH - JANUARY 04: Former presidential nominee, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R) announced that he is endorsing Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a town hall meeting at Central High School January 4, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Romney beat former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum by only eight votes in Tuesday's "first in the nation" Iowa Caucuses. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Failed 2012 Republican presidential nominee Sen. Mitt Romney, a man with a history of siding with Democrats, has joined the chorus of mostly Democrats who’ve been trash-talking President Donald Trump for violating the unofficial “speak no ill of the dead” (unless they’re conservative) rule.

“I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God,” Romney tweeted Tuesday.

He posted the tweet in response to the president’s criticisms of the late Sen. John McCain.

The criticisms started over the weekend when Trump dinged McCain for his involvement three years ago in disseminating the infamous dossier of smears and lies to both the FBI and the media.

“Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier ‘is, unfortunately, a very dark stain against John McCain,'” he tweeted. “Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!”

Note that the tweet was just a quote of something that former independent counsel Ken Starr had said during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

This mild and arguably justified (given McCain’s treachery) tweet spurred massive backlash from the Democrats and a couple of supposed conservatives, including McCain’s daughter.

When questioned by the media during an Oval Office meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday about why he continues to criticize McCain despite the senator’s death from cancer last August, the president rightly noted that the senator had reneged on many of his promises.

“I’m very unhappy that he didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know,” Trump said. “He campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years and then they got to a vote and he said thumbs down. Plus there were other things. I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”

He’s not the only one among Republicans. A poll in 2017 found that more Democrats liked McCain than Republicans. A poll conducted after his death last year found the same thing.

Why all the animosity for him? Because of his decision in 2017 to abandon his promises to his constituents and instead vote against repealing Obamacare. Thanks to that decision, Obamacare remains the law of the land, and health care premiums continue to skyrocket.

Thanks, McCain …

Listen to Trump below:


Romney appears to be following the same path as his predecessor. Two months ago he joined Democrats in voting against providing funding for the much-needed wall the president seeks to construct along the porous, overrun southern U.S. border.

Because of the refusal by congressional Democrats and “Republicans” like Romney to fund the wall, the president was forced last month to declare a national emergency.

Fast-forward to last week, when Romney again voted with Democrats by voting in favor of a Democrat-drafted resolution to revoke the president’s national emergency.

All this comes amid the Utah senator refusing to endorse Trump for 2020 and writing a blistering piece for The Washington Post tearing into the president for unclear reasons.

McCain pulled the same stunt in 2017 by penning an op-ed for The Washington Post in which he derided Trump as “poorly informed” and “impulsive.”

“Congress must govern with a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct,” he lamented in his piece. “We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people.”

As in the same American people you screwed over?

Much like the president, most Republicans were never big fans of McCain. And now thanks to Romney’s big, trash-talking mouth, Republicans are starting to feel the same way about him.




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