Former failed Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a leader of the Never Trump movement.
He pulled out all the stops to elect Hillary Clinton and when that failed he ran for Senate to act as a counterweight for Trump.
And now, Romney has betrayed Trump in the worst way possible.
Just two days before being sworn in as the junior Senator from Utah, Romney published a blistering op-ed in the Washington Post attacking Trump’s character.
Romney wrote in his op-ed:
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 last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.
Trump supporters were furious.
They pointed out Mitt Romney never attacked Barack Obama or the Democrats like this when he was running for President.
Establishment RINOs like Romney only train their fire on conservatives.
They also noted that Romney had no problem with Trump’s character when he sought to be Trump’s Secretary of State or asked for his endorsement when he announced his Senate candidacy.
Was Mitt Romney out of line to attack President Trump?
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