Trump and Romney: It's off again

Utah Senator-elect Mitt Romney a Republican was governor of Massachusetts from 2003-2007

In a Washington Post essay, Mr Romney suggested the United States leader had "caused dismay around the world" and said his presidency had "made a deep descent in December".

Days before entering the U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney is lashing out against President Trump.

A complicated one. During the 2016 campaign, Mr Romney said Mr Trump had neither "the temperament nor the judgement to be president" while Mr Trump called Mr Romney a "choke artist" and called his bid for the presidency in 2012 "the worst ever". But Romney adds: "With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable".

Political watchers had a mixed response to Romney's op-ed, with many remarking that his criticisms of the president were notable but that their impact is unclear.

In a Washington Post essay published late on Tuesday, Romney suggested the USA leader had "caused dismay around the world" and said his presidency had "made a deep descent in December".

Trump wrote that he would "much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful".

Some Trump critics within the GOP are hopeful that Romney's comments are a sign of more to come from Republicans. "I endorsed him and he thanked me profusely".

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Robertson, whose team thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday, acknowledged the importance of the clash. His words echo his manager's. "We need to do this progress". "We did well so far", he said.

Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale responded to Romney with a veiled attack on his Mormonism, tweeting that "the truth is @MittRomney lacked the ability to save this nation". He also commended Trump for his courage. But previous year he thanked Trump for his endorsement as Romney ran for a senate seat from Utah. "I hope not", Trump said. "Here's what I know: Donald Trump is a phoney, a fraud", Romney said in March 2016. But the record is clear and President Trump's policies at home and overseas are getting results by putting the national interest first and foremost. It's just posturing, an empty gesture before he falls in line with the rest of the party-one that's perfectly willing to side with Donald Trump over his hollow words anyway.

Romney went on to suggest Trump has failed to appeal to Americans' "better angels".

"For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack [President Trump] as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive", McDaniel wrote.

Unsurprisingly, this op-ed earned Romney a tweet of his own. He also said that Romney, like "a lot of these NeverTrumpers", disliked President Ronald Reagan as well, pointing to Romney's past positions criticizing Reagan.

Karpowitz said both Lee and Romney have room to criticize Trump given Utah has not fully embraced him.

The same year though, the pair met for dinner amid reports Trump was mulling appointing Romney as his Secretary of State.

"In the end I think it's gonna look petty, and I think there's gonna be a backlash to this", he said.



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