>> Former Republican presidential candidate and incoming Utah senator Mitt Romney comes to Washington with a sharp criticism for President Donald Trump. In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Romney said the president's character falls short of his office. And wrote that Trump's words and actions caused dismay around the world.
Despite the stern words Romney's tone on Trump was more measured than it was during the 2016 republican primary.>> Here's what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be President.>> Trump hit back savagely, deriding Romney for failing to defeat Barack Obama in 2012.
>> Mitt is a failed candidate. He failed. I backed Mitt Romney, I backed him. You can see how loyal he is. He was begging for my endorsement. I could've said, Mitt, drop to you knees. He would've dropped to his knees. He was begging. Romney's op-ed suggesting he will take up the mantle of retiring Republican Senators such as, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, who occasionally criticized Trump for his divisive rhetoric.
Both Flake and Corker frequently voted to support the President's policies and appointments and it remains to be seen whether Romney will do that as well. The former Governor of Massachusetts said he supported Trump's efforts to cut taxes and appoint conservative judges, and wrote he would support policies that unite the country.
His first test may come when House Democrats introduce a bill to fully fund the government Without allocating $5 billion taxpayer to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump tweeted his response Wednesday, writing, here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake?
I hope 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 and win.