Mitt Romney: Trump's actions have caused worldwide dismay

Geraldine Edwards
January 3, 2019

Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former MA governor, wrote Tuesday that the president has "not risen to the mantle of the office," distancing himself from Trump just two days before he will be sworn into the Senate.

The relationship between Romney and Trump - their party's onetime presidential nominee and current commander-in-chief - has been turbulent through the years.

The president was not happy with Romney's choice to enter office with an op-ed questioning his character.

But others, including Trump, had plenty to say about it.

"Trump is not short of critics", Graham went on to say.

Trump responded to Romney's op-ed on Wednesday morning.

"Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful". He won. And I recognize that and appreciate that. "Be a TEAM player & WIN!" the president tweeted.

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For the op-ed, Romney earned a rebuttal from Trump, who floated a comparison to outgoing Sen. Bob Coker, R-Tenn., another retiring senator, left off. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., noted that nearly half the Senate Republicans are up for re-election in 2020 and some may feel the need to push back against Trump.

"They just saw what happened in 2018", Durbin said, when Republicans lost the House majority in November.

He really cares about what you think and what more can you ask if you're a member of the United States Senate than have a chance to talk with the president and share your views.

Romney was seen as a "Never Trumper" during the 2016 election. "He's a fake. This is the kind of guy who has absolutely decimated the Republican Party", Bongino, a former NRATV commentator, said.

Romney will be sworn into the Senate on Thursday.

In addition to getting the Trump-backed criminal justice reform bill passed - his biggest legislative accomplishment to date - Lee was among few Republicans applauding the president's move to pull USA troops out of Syria.

"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 always been a "sucker" in world affairs all defined his presidency", the former governor wrote.

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McCain added that she believes Romney is "trying to make some weird comeback in one way or another" from his failed presidential run in 2012.

GOP Sen. -elect Mitt Romney said he wrote a blistering criticism of President Trump in an opinion piece because of the commander-in-chief's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

And Romney is now going in the opposite direction of his state's senior senator, Mike Lee, who favors numerous White House's recent foreign policy moves. "People are very upset with what he did", Trump said.

On how much he would support Mr Trump, the former MA governor vowed to act "as I would with any president, in or out of my party". "I hope not", Trump tweeted.

Earlier in the interview, Romney said that "with regards to the shutdown, I'll be with Republicans on that front, which is I think it's important for us to secure the border".

In a call with the press Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said the 2020 election hopes of many Republicans in the Senate and House will be tied to Trump.

How the President presents himself is up to him.

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While Romney appears to be setting himself up to contend with the president - at least when it comes to character and leadership - Lee continues to strengthen his ties to Trump.

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