Enraged Huckabee scorches Romney over shots at Trump: ‘Know what makes me sick, Mitt?’

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28: Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee looks on during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Fourteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the third set of Republican presidential debates.
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In one of the most scorching tweets he’s ever written, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee slammed failed 2012 Republican presidential nominee Sen. Mitt Romney on Friday for having used the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to take further shots at the president.

While most Republicans responded to the release of the report on Thursday by slamming the special counsel for producing what renowned conservative commentator Mark Levin has described as a “political document,” Romney instead took to Twitter to slam the president … again.

“I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President,” he wrote.

“I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia —  including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine.”

Look at the full tweet below:

This tweet enraged Huckabee, who replied with one of the most brutal tweets of his career.

“Know what makes me sick, Mitt?,” he wrote. “Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS.”


After spending the entire 2016 presidential election trash-talking Trump, Romney suddenly transformed into a sycophantic suck-up following the president’s election victory, all in a bid to convince then-President-elect Trump to nominate him to serve as Secretary of State.

Two years later during the midterm elections, Romney ran to the president for an endorsement as per his bid to win election as a Utah senator. That endorsement presumably helped propel him to victory. Yet two months after winning the election, he suddenly trash-talked Trump again.

Huckabee wasn’t alone in his criticism.

Yossi Gestetner, a member of the a member of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, responded by reminding Romney of some inconvenient facts that counter his anti-Trump narrative.


There’s no record of the Utah senator ever speaking out about the fraudulent dossier that was used by the Justice Department of former President Barack Obama to launch a spying campaign on Trump’s campaign team. Nor is there any record of Romney criticizing failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for having paid for the production of the smear dossier.

For some reason, Romney’s trash-talking is invariably aimed at the president. Prior to the release of Mueller’s report, Romney’s latest trash-talking happened in January, when he wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post — the same paper that smeared a 16-year-old white boy — accusing the president of “not risen[ing] to the mantle of the office,” whatever that means.


Given the senator’s habit of flip-flopping whenever it suits him, some suspect it won’t be too long before he performs another flip and starts praising Trump again for one reason or another.

In the days leading up to Romney being sworn in as a senator in January, the president wondered aloud whether he’d be a quality senator or just another “Flake.”

“Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast!,” he wrote “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!”

It was a reference to former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a man whose flakiness and constant anti-Trump rhetoric earned him the ire of a large chunk of the Republican Party’s base.



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