Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney after incoming senator attacks US President's record

Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney after incoming senator attacks US President's record

Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney after incoming senator attacks US President's record

In a Washington Post essay published late on Tuesday, Romney suggested that the United States leader "caused dismay around the world" and said that Trump's presidency had "made a deep descent in December".

Paul said he doesn't think many other senators agree with Romney's critiques of Trump, which Paul wrote off as unproductive "virtue signaling". "Nor do I think that the Romney type of establishment, big government Republicanism is popular enough to win a general election". The president said Romney "should be happy for all Republicans" and should be "a TEAM player".

Her comments came less than 24 hours after Romney published the op-ed in the Washington Post criticizing the president's conduct in office.

In the 13-paragraph editorial, Romney unleashed his brutally honest criticisms of President Trump, saying his "character falls short" of that needed to successfully shape the nation. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., another retiring senator, left off.

Romney also emphasized that in his campaign to be a Utah senator campaign, Trump was "endorsing me, I wasn't endorsing him".

In his interview on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper", Romney also noted that there were several times he split with the current administration's handling of situations.

Representatives for Mr Romney could not be immediately reached for comment on the tweets by Mr Trump or Ms McDaniel. "Best wishes for our duly elected president: May his victory speech be his guide and preserving the Republic his aim", he wrote on Twitter. Romney was the GOP's presidential nominee in 2012, losing to President Barack Obama.

He wrote that with such a "divided, resentful and angry" nation, the president seemingly has lacked the leadership needed to resolve it. "Trump's words and actions have caused dismay around the world".

"The world needs American leadership, and it is in America's interest to provide it", Romney continued, pointing to the actions of autocratic regimes in Russian Federation and China as a threat to global stability.

In 2016, Romney, a former governor of MA, was a prominent "Never Trumper", calling his fellow Republican a "phoney, a fraud". Romney emerged as a leader of the GOP "Never Trump" movement, attacking Trump as a "phony" and urging primary voters to pick someone else.

Neither Lee nor Romney voted for Trump in 2016, and both were highly critical of him during the campaign.

"You can't take Trump on inside his own party".

Trump responded to the op-ed on Wednesday morning, tweeting, "Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast!"

"That's why I got elected", Trump said, reiterating that European countries must be pushed to increase their share of defense spending, a point he has made repeatedly when talking about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation funding and defense and security in Europe. I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful.

"You know what? You should not have taken that endorsement [from Trump] if this is how you felt", he said, referring to Trump's endorsement of Romney during the 2018 election.

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