Sore-loser Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed for the leftist Washington Post where he dissed President Trump saying he is dishonest & lacks integrity among other things. Senator Rand Paul, who Romney will be serving with, tore him a new one for disrespecting the president who has accomplished so much for Republicans & the country.
Romney, who lost to Obama in 2012, said of Trump:
“A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. … And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.” He went on, writing that he will “speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”
Paul tore into Romney on Twitter, and just appeared on Fox News in an interview with host Neil Cavuto.
The Washington Examiner reported:
“Washington is already taking sides in the battle between President Trump and incoming Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, with Trump ally Sen. Rand Paul slamming the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.
Paul, R-Ky., tweeted that Romney is a “Big Government Republican” and a faux conservative, and a top Paul aide said that Trump is delivering on his promises.
In reacting to Romney’s attack in the Washington Post on Trump, Paul also made clear that he does not think Romney, who is still to be sworn in as a new senator, has any affinity for former President Ronald Reagan.
Paul tweeted Wednesday morning, “Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President. Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrump has achieved.”
Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President. Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrump has achieved.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 2, 2019
He joined others, including Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Trump, in hitting Romney.
POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 2, 2019
In an afternoon conference call with reporters, Paul said that Romney’s personal attack was “virtue signaling” and a “minority position” among Republicans in the Senate. “I think this is going to be an anomaly,” he added.
He added that Romney’s anti-Trump tirade won’t go over well in Utah.
“Let’s keep this more about issues and less about name calling,” Paul told reporters on the phone call.
“It’s a big mistake,” he said, adding, “I just don’t think the president deserves to have a new senator coming in attacking his character.”
Sergio Gor, Paul’s deputy chief of staff, told Secrets, “Sen. Rand Paul considers President Trump a friend, but beyond that, he is thrilled with his conservative policies, which have included historic tax cuts, massive regulation cuts, the appointment of constitutional jurists, and implementing an ‘America First’ foreign policy by focusing on America and not every problem around the world. This president is delivering on his promises, and moderate Republicans should work with him to fulfill even more.””
WATCH Paul take down traitor Romney:
President Trump weighed in & chided Romney, Tweeting: “I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!”
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
Trump also said, “we’ve succeeded in many of the things I said we were going to do,” in response to a reporter’s question about Romney:
Pres. Trump responds to incoming Sen.-elect Mitt Romney's critical Washington Post op-ed: "I don't know if he's going to become a team player. I hope he does. If he does, I think it's going to be better for him." https://t.co/op42VRnSUQ pic.twitter.com/XbbPr8eNwJ
— ABC News (@ABC) January 2, 2019
He went on to say, “If he fought really hard against President Obama, like he does against me, he would have won the election. If he fought the way he fights me, he would have won the election. Does that make sense to you? If he fought the way he fights me, I’m telling you he would have won the election.”
So true Pres Trump “If Romney fought as hard against Obama as he does me, Romney would have won the election” Hey Romney… Sit back & enjoy the ride we’ve got this. #MAGA #TheFive #CabinetMeeting #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/ZNLbUn2zQA
— Ryan Cale (@rcale1776) January 2, 2019
Even former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, stepped up to the plate for Trump & dissected Romney for his treachery:
“I’m disappointed in Mitt Romney. His defining act as an incoming Senator is to criticize Pres. Trump. If Senator-elect Romney thinks Trump is a bigger problem than Nancy Pelosi or Sen. Schumer then he has a lot to learn about how things get done in Washington.”
I’m disappointed in Mitt Romney. His defining act as an incoming Senator is to criticize Pres. Trump. If Senator-elect Romney thinks Trump is a bigger problem than Nancy Pelosi or Sen. Schumer then he has a lot to learn about how things get done in Washington.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 2, 2019
Most Republicans I knew, including me, were “With Newt” & wanted Gingrich to shred Obama in the 2012 presidential debates, but we never got to see it because pusillanimous Romney pulled out a nomination win, then utterly failed to take it to Barack Hussein. Apparently, to Romney, Trump is the enemy, not Obama & the Democrats. What a dolt.
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