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The junior Republican senator from Utah doesn’t know if he’ll support the duly-elected Republican president of the United States in 2020.
That’s Mitt Romney, for ya.
Trump isn’t likely to lose any sleep, but still. Come on, dude.
From Fox News:
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday he may decline to support Donald Trump for president in 2020, explaining, “I wouldn’t be surprised if I stay out of the endorsements.”
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee, who has not shied away from criticizing Trump, told reporters at his annual E2 Summit in the Utah ski-resort town of Park City that he doesn’t thing endorsements really matter anyway.
Mitt noted, “I don’t think endorsements are worth a thimble of spit.”
Back in January, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R), who was one of Trump’s targets during the 2016 election, came to his defense in a major way.
In short, Rand told Mitt to knock it off!
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
Conservative powerhouse Ben Shapiro echoes Paul’s sentiments:
Even if you agree with the sentiments here, I don't get the strategy. If this is just seeking Strange New Respect from people who hated Romney in 2012 the same way they hate Trump today, that's not likely to reunify conservatives around the principles Romney is espousing. https://t.co/8wtBiOyTDs
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 2, 2019
Trump laid into Romney, who recently went after Trump – see it at this link.
Policies and appointments are only a part of a presidency. A president must also unite us, inspire us, and defend our vital institutions. https://t.co/jmIw8XbV4k
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 2, 2019
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
President Trump reacts to incoming Utah Sen. Mitt Romney writing an op-ed criticizing him: "If he fought really hard against President Obama like he does against me, he would have won the election" https://t.co/kg39RI8DPp pic.twitter.com/x1xulNXWqd
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 2, 2019
Check out what RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, Mitt’s niece, thinks about the situation:
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
Trump’s 2020 campaign manager weighed in, too:
The truth is @MittRomney lacked the ability to save this nation. @realDonaldTrump has saved it. Jealously is a drink best served warm and Romney just proved it. So sad, I wish everyone had the courage @realDonaldTrump had. https://t.co/mbxoTqbSX6
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) January 2, 2019
At this moment, Romney should be halfway through his second term as president.
The 2012 race should’ve been a Romney victory, with Paul Ryan (R-WI) his VP.
Ryan said Romney could serve as the “standard bearer” for the Republican Party – not Trump.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said that newly elected senator Mitt Romney, his former running mate, can be the “standard-bearer” for Republicans in Congress like the late Sen. John McCain.
Ryan, R-Wis., said “it’s great” that Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts who was elected to the Senate in Utah, is coming to Capitol Hill.
“It’s great that he’s coming. Mitt believes there’s a role for him … as a standard-bearer for our party.”
After Trump said he’d look for a way to end birthright citizenship (possibly via executive order), Ryan wasn’t on board.
“You obviously cannot do that. You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order. We didn’t like it when Obama tried changing immigration laws via executive action, and obviously as conservatives, we believe in the Constitution.”
“I’m a believer in following the plain text of the Constitution, and I think in this case, the 14th Amendment’s pretty clear, and that would involve a very very lengthy Constitutional process. I believe in interpreting the Constitution as its written, and that means you can’t do something like this via executive order.”
Ryan is set to retire from Congress come January.
Check out Trump’s words for Paul:
Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
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