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

Some Trump policies could work, but it is the president's character - or lack of it - that has hurt the United States, Romney, wrote on Wednesday. And we'll see whether someone else does in a Republican primary or not, but time will tell, ' Romney said.

Trump questioned whether Romney will be "a Flake", referring to outgoing Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who was a frequent critic of Trump. So I'm hoping that Mitt will sit down with the president privately, share his concerns with the president about whatever drives his thinking but also commit to the president that I want you to be successful and I'm here to help you. "He should be happy for all Republicans", the president wrote.

Trump could not resist, as he often does, pointing to his 2016 presidential win - and Romney's loss four years prior - as a reason the incoming senator should fall in line with the party's leader.

Romney said last month - when Trump abruptly announced he was pulling USA troops out of Syria, and Mattis resigned in protest - was particularly disturbing.

Her comments came less than 24 hours after Romney published the op-ed in the Washington Post criticizing the president's conduct in office. Romney won the Utah seat long held by GOP Senator Orrin Hatch in the November midterm elections.

And while Trump did not use overly injurious language to hit back at Romney, he did suggest the new senator could have won his own presidential bid if he'd been a little tougher.

Here's the bottom line: Mitt Romney has never sat behind the resolute desk in the Oval Office and he never will, but he needs to get over it and start representing the people of Utah by solving problems alongside President Trump.

But Romney said he will speak out against "significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions".

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Romney praised Trump's tax policies, stance on China and appointment of conservative judges but said they were "mainstream" Republican policies.

He really cares about what you think and what more can you ask if you're a member of the United States Senate than have a chance to talk with the president and share your views.

But for some critics of this president, as well as those concerned about the ongoing Robert S. Mueller-led independent investigation into the president's campaign, the Romney op-ed was an opening salvo in what could be prove to a ruinous year for this president.

"To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation", Romney said.

"I hope for the best, but he's given everyone reason not to trust his ideology", McCain said.

After the election, Romney congratulated Trump. "America has always been looked to for leadership", Romney wrote, adding, "Trump's words and actions have caused dismay around the world".

Romney attacked Trump's foreign policy decisions as risky for America's moral leadership in the world.

The reactions of Trump and McDaniel followed the publication of an commentary penned by Romney in advance of his swearing-in Thursday as Utah's junior senator.

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