Failed Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney took to The Washington Post to bash President Trump claiming he didn’t ‘rise to the mantle of the office’.
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.
It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling. It did not. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, Kelly and Mattis were encouraging. But, on balance, 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.
As Breitbart’s Joel Pollak pointed out Mitt Romney is the one with major character flaws.
.@MittRomney‘s “character”:— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) January 2, 2019
2012: Seeks @realDonaldTrump‘s endorsement, gets it.
2016 (Mar.): Trashes Trump.
2016 (Nov.): Crawls to Trump, asks to be Sec’y of State.
2018: Seeks Trump’s backing for Senate, gets it.
2019: Trashes Trump in @washingtonpost.https://t.co/dHrizhUvLz
The most disgusting line in the whole piece comes 11 paragraphs in.
Furthermore, I will act as I would with any president, in or out of my party: I will support policies that I believe are in the best interest of the country and my state, and oppose those that are not. I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.
The last sentence is about as low of a blow as possible. By stating racist, sexist and anti-immigrant he is claiming he has heard these statements come from President Trump’s mouth.