Mitt Romney Slams President Trump

President Trump is having a good New Year’s Day:

“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 this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.

It is not that all of the president’s policies have been misguided. He was right to align U.S. corporate taxes with those of global competitors, to strip out excessive regulations, to crack down on China’s unfair trade practices, to reform criminal justice and to appoint conservative judges. These are policies mainstream Republicans have promoted for years. But policies and appointments are only a part of a presidency. …

I look forward to working on these priorities with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other senators.

Furthermore, I will act as I would with any president, in or out of my party: I will support policies that I believe are in the best interest of the country and my state, and oppose those that are not. I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions…”

I think it is fair to say that this website has been the harshest critic of the Trump administration in the movement. Mitt Romney, however, is about to finally arrive in the Senate and his first act is to remind us that Trump has actually made a few good moves lately.

Trump fired ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and is dragging his feet to withdraw from Syria. Mitt Romney is reminding us that if he were president Gary Cohn, Nikki Haley and Jim Mattis would still be there. We would also still be in Syria after overthrowing the Assad government for Israel. He even went so far as to praise “journalists” who Trump has correctly described as the “enemy of the people.”

I think having Mitt Romney in the Senate to carry the mantle of Jeff Flake will work out well for Trump. The Senate isn’t going to do anything Trump’s voters support anyway and having Romney in there giving speeches like this allows Trump to position himself as the alternative to both the True Cons in Congress and the Democrats. It has been a while since I was reminded it could be worse.

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16 Comments

  1. What is the difference between a mainstream Republicans and Democrats? Answer Nothing. Thanks for the confirmation Mitt.

  2. Romney will be there to only become an obstructionist cuck. He is probably still burning that Trump busted his nuts in 2016 like a lot of the other losers in that field.

    Funny that Trump, imperfect as he is, actually got some stuff done that have been alleged Republican talking points for decades.

    • Why, at his age, did Romney run for the U.S. Senate in a state in which he has no roots? A political junkie told me he thought Willard intended to use his senate seat as a springboard to challenge President Trump in the Republican primary in 2020. It will be interesting to see if that happens.

    • @Someone, Do you remember romney crawling on his hands and knees to drumpf during the transition for a cabinet position?

      What a backstabbing preppy elitist cuck.

      He can collect his 30 shekels along with leslie graham. Two peas in a kosher pod.

  3. I just want to thank Willard “Sergeant Slaughter” Romney for his heroic service in Vietnam. After all, he could’ve used his dad’s influence as the Governor of Michigan and president of American Motors to get him out of military duty so he could drive around France while intoxicated, pretending to be a Mormon missionary.

    But Willard isn’t like that. As a man of unimpeachable character he demands that our president be held to a higher standard. He is his own man and answers to no one but the good people of whatever state he claims to be from.

    Godspeed, Willard. A grateful nation salutes you.

  4. Romney personifies the Republican party perfectly: A backstabbing, self hating cuck, with no qualms about selling out his own people.

  5. Romney is an early front runner for White Traitor of the Year.

    I recall this neo-zio con chicken hawk bragging about his close relationship with bibi nutty yahoo during the 2012 election cycle and presidential debates.

    Romney and the trad com rnc were also the driving force behind unseating Ron Paul’s delegates at the 2012 RETARDicans convention.

  6. Words almost fail me. I despise Obama, but this slimy, treacherous, sleazy, backstabbing whore that NEVER met a jew he didn’t fellate, and ask for more, makes the Muslim Mulatto Sodomite seem regal and honorable. Ratney is beneath despicable.

  7. no way on earth was obama the better choice, unless you are an accelerationist. but yeah, for sure, romney has become increasingly bad as time goes on. after reaching for ultimate power and failing twice, he’s clearly a bitter, sore loser.

    don’t overlook the mormon angle here, though. that’s actually important. not every public figure who is mormon does stuff like this, but mormons have been politically oppositional to the US going back 150 years. like jewish people and people from ireland, they’re clearly on aggregate anti-americans. although not as bad as the former two groups. jeff flake, and some of the other republicans who are flagrant never trumpers, are also mormon.

    the US has been in a battle with them for over a century. check out the mormon extermination act, also known as missouri executive order 44.

  8. Obama was the better choice. From both both a nationalist and accelerationist POV. John “Bomb, Bomb Iran” McCain would have been a total disaster and I sat out the 2012 election, because I didn’t like the idea of Romneycare anymore than I did Obamacare and I didn’t think vulture capitalism should be enshrined in the WH.

    Moreover, there is something downright creepy about Mitt Romney. Even his wife, Ann, remarked his amazing ability to argue both sides of any issue without indicating any preference and I saw side by side debates where he did just that. He’s a big phony who doesn’t seem to have any core belief in other than that, for some reason obvious only to himself, he deserves the presidency.

  9. British ex pat John Derbyshire nailed Mittens Romney

    “In the weeks following the 2016 Presidential election Peggy Noonan wondered aloud in her Wall Street Journal column whether leaders of the Republican Party had engaged in any serious reflection as to why their voters had preferred Trump, with all his interesting — what’s the phrase, again? — “qualities of character,” why GOP voters preferred Trump to the other seventeen GOP candidates on offer.

    After making appropriate enquiries she concluded that they had not engaged in such reflection. Mitt Romney and his fatuous essay illustrate Peggy’s point perfectly. They still don’t get it.

    As I think I have narrated before, I sat across a table from Mitt Romney once. This was in the run-up to the 2012 campaign when I was at National Review. The GOP primary candidates dropped by one at a time to give us a look at them. We’d sit round a table in the library with the candidate and fire questions at him.

    I asked Mitt about immigration. I drew a complete and utter blank. It was as plain as could be that he had never in his life given ten seconds’ continous thought to the topic. It was actually embarrassing. Our exchanges ended with Mitt mumbling that immigration policy was something he’d have to read up on.

    Did he ever do so? I think I kind of know the answer.

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