GOP Sen. Blasts Romney for ‘Attempted Character Assassination of the President’: Like ‘Jeff Flake on Steroids’


This post is by Josh Feldman from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Mitt Romney kicked off the new year with an op-ed denouncing President Donald Trump‘s lack of character. Some fellow Republicans aren’t happy with him about this, and now one of Romney’s Senate colleagues has penned a response. Senator David Perdue (R- GA) wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post yesterday that starts out with a shot at Romney for losing in 2012 before going on to accuse him of “attempted character assassination of the president.” Perdue insists this is about the future of the country and not “an attack on Romney.” He goes on to say, “Like others who have run for president and failed, Romney has taken a stance that smacks of jealousy and resentment. It does nothing but serve the radical liberal left and further divides conservatives.” He believes Romney is playing into the hands of those seeking to divide the GOP, even going Continue reading "GOP Sen. Blasts Romney for ‘Attempted Character Assassination of the President’: Like ‘Jeff Flake on Steroids’"

Lou Dobbs Absolutely Loses it on ‘Snake’ Mitt Romney Over Anti-Trump Op-Ed: ‘He’s a Traitor. He is Treasonous’


This post is by Joe DePaolo from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Lou Dobbs — who proved earlier Thursday that his love for President Donald Trump knows no bounds — spent much of his show absolutely lighting up Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). In one of several fiery screeds Thursday night, Dobbs railed against the Utah senator for his Washington Post op-ed in which he sharply criticized the president. “We have Romney,” Dobbs said. “Who is basically saying to all of the great Americans in Utah, ‘Go to hell, please! You were a bunch of suckers! And I accepted the Trump endorsement. And now I’m telling Trump what I really think of him’ What an ignorant…his character?! He’s talking about character?! He’s a traitor, he is treasonous, and betrayed the people of Utah!”

Earlier in the show in another Romney rant, Dobbs said the senator “whines like a snake.” “How dumb is this senator from Utah?” Dobbs said. He added, Continue reading "Lou Dobbs Absolutely Loses it on ‘Snake’ Mitt Romney Over Anti-Trump Op-Ed: ‘He’s a Traitor. He is Treasonous’"

Republican Treatment of Romney Shows Trump is Very Likely to Still Be President at the End of 2019


This post is by John Ziegler from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




In the middle of 2018, I made a bet with a friend who is a member of the “state-run” pro-Trump media that the president would not resign or be removed from office by the end of 2019. Recently, at my suggestion, we doubled the bet, with my friend, who is personally very anti-Trump, more confident than ever that they will collect their winnings as Trump will no longer be president by the time we celebrate another New Year’s Eve. In this context, it was amusing to see 2019 begin with some prominent predictions of Trump’s demise during the coming year. This was especially the case since, at the very same time, we are getting ample evidence that, unless Trump, supposedly the healthiest man to ever hold his office, suddenly suffers major medical problems, he will absolutely still be president when 2020 beings. As my own experience with pro-Trump in-laws over Continue reading "Republican Treatment of Romney Shows Trump is Very Likely to Still Be President at the End of 2019"

Ronna McDaniel Explains Controversial Tweet Criticizing Her Uncle Mitt: ‘Nothing to Do With Family’


This post is by Colby Hall from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel explained her tweet defending President Donald Trump after her uncle, incoming Senator Mitt Romney, published a harsh criticism of Trump’s character in a New Year’s Day Washington Post Op-Ed. In a discussion with Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy, McDaniel explained what many saw as an awkward dynamic in which she defended the president against what she called an “attack” from an “incoming Republican freshman senator.” “I love my uncle,” she proclaimed, adding “My tweet yesterday had nothing to do with family.” She then went on to explain “I would have done this any freshman incoming senator and I would have said hey, let’s focus on the real issues here which are the Democrats that are proposing dangerous policies for our country.” McDaniel’s tweet yesterday drew attention for her apparent choice to defend President Trump over Senator-elect Romney’s attack on the Continue reading "Ronna McDaniel Explains Controversial Tweet Criticizing Her Uncle Mitt: ‘Nothing to Do With Family’"

Lou Dobbs Calls Romney a ‘Treacherous Fool’: Can’t Believe the People of Utah ‘Elected This Creep’


This post is by Josh Feldman from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs tore into Mitt Romney tonight and called him a a “treacherous fool” for his op-ed decrying President Donald Trump‘s lack of character. He said Romney’s acting “petty” and “small,” while Ed Rollins added with disdain that this is all before he’s even sworn in. “He’s reprehensible. I can’t even believe the people of Utah elected this creep,” Dobbs said. He blasted Romney for trying to run with Trump during the campaign, saying he “lied” to voters. Rollins said, “And the bottom line is the party today is Donald Trump’s party. It’s not Romney’s party.” Dobbs concluded by calling Romney a “treacherous fool” and saying he’s “an embarrassment to the state of Utah.” Watch above, via Fox Business Network. [image via screengrab]

Rick Wilson: Romney Said What Most Elected Republicans Think, But Don’t Say in Public


This post is by Pardes Seleh from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Three-time failed presidential nominee and incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney‘s scathing Washington Post piece on President Donald Trump‘s “lack of character” may be unpopular among Republican populists, but has backstairs support from elected Republican officials– at least, according to Republican strategist Rick Wilson. In an op-ed to the Daily Beast, Wilson claims Romney’s opinions about Trump are widely yet covertly supported by elected Republicans in Washington, who are too afraid to criticize the President publicly. “Mitt Romney’s editorial is making the rounds for speaking the words that much of the GOP lacks the courage to put their names behind,” Wilson writes. “Many of the voices rising to condemn him are secretly whispering, ‘Mitt, it was great. I agree with you, but I have to defend him, you know. I’ve got to worry about a primary…'” Wilson’s piece is full of creative analogies and poetic descriptions, such as Continue reading "Rick Wilson: Romney Said What Most Elected Republicans Think, But Don’t Say in Public"

Fox News’ The Five Blasts Romney: ‘You’re Becoming a Scold Now!’


This post is by Josh Feldman from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




The hosts of Fox News’ The Five opened Wednesday’s show going on a tear against Mitt Romney for his op-ed denouncing President Donald Trump‘s lack of character. Greg Gutfeld pointed out how Romney’s now getting plaudits from the media that attacked in him 2012––the “strange new respect that’s gone by tomorrow.” Jesse Watters recalled the old line about Romney being a flip-flopper before saying, “We get it, Mitt. You have great character. You drink milk. You don’t curse. It’s clear, you’re a Mormon. You go to church every Sunday. You’re perfect. We get that. You’re becoming a scold now, though, a little bit, and it’s turning people off.” Watters added that Romney missed opportunities by not fighting back more against Barack Obama during the 2012 race. Dan Bongino, meanwhile, said he’s “pretty pissed about this,” calling Romney a “clown” and “the biggest fraud in politics.” Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Blasts Romney: ‘You’re Becoming a Scold Now!’"

Rand Paul Tears Into Romney: If He Ran Against Trump He ‘Would Be Wiped Out’


This post is by Josh Feldman from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




After Senator-elect Mitt Romney released that blistering op-ed on President Donald Trump‘s lack of character, Senator Rand Paul rushed to Trump’s defense. Paul, who criticized Trump’s character issues during the campaign, told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto this afternoon that Romney calling Trump dishonest is “not productive” and that “when you attack someone’s character like that, I think that’s such a low blow.” “That’s a bad way for him to start in the Senate,” Paul said. “I think it’s going to spoil relations between his representation of Utah and the President.” Cavuto pointed out to Paul his own campaign rhetoric attacking Trump. Paul argued that “things are different and the tenor is different when you’re competing for the same office in the same election.” “Since he’s been elected president, I try not to have personal character assassination or attacks on him and I try to work Continue reading "Rand Paul Tears Into Romney: If He Ran Against Trump He ‘Would Be Wiped Out’"

Jake Tapper Confronts Mitt Romney Over Accepting Trump Endorsements: ‘Was That a Mistake?’


This post is by Caleb Howe from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




On CNN Wednesday, Jake Tapper interviewed former GOP presidential nominee and current senator-elect Mitt Romney, following the blistering op-ed the latter dropped this week criticizing President Donald Trump. Among several topics, Tapper confronted Romney about his previous acceptance of Trump endorsements. “You said, in March of 2016– because There was a whole big thing in 2012, kids out there might not remember this, but when you ran for president Donald Trump wanted to endorse you, you wanted him to endorse you, and there was an event in Las Vegas, and you accepted his endorsement,” said Tapper setting up for the question. “And then in March 2016, you wrote in a tweet, ‘If Trump had said four years ago the things he says today about the clan, Muslims, Mexicans, disabled, I would not have accepted his endorsement.'” “Now, some people point out, okay, he hadn’t said those things, but Continue reading "Jake Tapper Confronts Mitt Romney Over Accepting Trump Endorsements: ‘Was That a Mistake?’"

Romney Won’t Commit to Backing Trump in 2020: ‘I Want to See What the Alternatives Are’


This post is by Josh Feldman from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper today about his decision to write an op-ed critical of President Donald Trump to kick off 2019. The former governor and presidential candidate emphasized he still wants to work with the President where they agree on policy, but he wanted to make a point of expressing where he stands on “matters that relate to the divisiveness” Trump plays a big part of. He gave examples of things like Charlottesville when he publicly spoke out against the President, but the conversation ended up broadening out to 2020. Tapper asked Romney if he regrets accepting Trump’s endorsement in his Senate race. “He was endorsing me, I wasn’t endorsing him,” Romney said, before adding, “And I haven’t decided who I’m going to endorse in 2020. I going to wait and see what the alternatives are.” Tapper asked if he would challenge Trump in Continue reading "Romney Won’t Commit to Backing Trump in 2020: ‘I Want to See What the Alternatives Are’"

Trump: Romney Would’ve Defeated Obama If He Fought Against Him ‘Like He Does Against Me’


This post is by Josh Feldman from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




President Donald Trump blasted Mitt Romney again to reporters at today’s lengthy Cabinet meeting, in response to the incoming Utah senator’s op-ed seriously criticizing the President’s lack of character. Trump again said Romney should “be more of a team player,” saying, “I endorsed him. He thanked me profusely. Very nice. But I am surprised.” Trump defended his record in office so far before coming back to Romney, claiming he has “great popularity in Utah,’ and even getting in this 2012 jab:
“I will say this. If he fought really hard against President Obama like he does against me, he would have won the election. Does that make sense to you? If he fought the way he fights me, I’m telling you, he would have won the election. But I think he’s going to end up being a team player. I think he agrees with many of the things that Continue reading "Trump: Romney Would’ve Defeated Obama If He Fought Against Him ‘Like He Does Against Me’"

The View Blasts Trump Criticism From ‘Shapeshifter’ Mitt Romney: Don’t Think He Has a ‘Real Moral Center’


This post is by Ken Meyer from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




The View had some mixed feelings on Wednesday about Mitt Romney‘s statements on Donald Trump. During a discussion of Romney’s scathing Washington Post op-ed criticizing the president, Whoopi Goldberg wondered why the Utah senator-elect accepted Trump’s endorsement if he harbored bad feelings for the president while running for office. Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin were also skeptical, calling Romney a “shapeshifter” as they remembered how he tried to become Trump’s Secretary of State. Meghan McCain took the conversation in a new direction by pointing out the “Romney-on-Romney crime” happening after Ronna Romney McDaniel slammed her uncle for his op-ed. “Where I come from in political families, you do not attack people you’re related to no matter what happens,” McCain said. Abby Huntsman noted the possibility of Romney challenging Trump in 2020 for the GOP presidential primaries — which McCain called “the worst idea,” and accused her of trying to Continue reading "The View Blasts Trump Criticism From ‘Shapeshifter’ Mitt Romney: Don’t Think He Has a ‘Real Moral Center’"

Watch 50 Seconds of Donald Trump and Mitt Romney Absolutely Destroying Each Other


This post is by Caleb Howe from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




On MSNBC on Wednesday, host Hallie Jackson had a panel of guests on to discuss the war of words between former presidential candidate, Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) and President Donald Trump. During the segment, she aired a montage of insults hurled by the two men in the past. It’s basically 50 uninterrupted seconds of the two absolutely destroying each other. The clips are both from speeches delivered during the campaign, undercutting Romney’s niece Ronna McDanielsattempt at treating his recent criticism as a fresh, new act. In the montage, Romney calls Trump “a con man, a fake,” who is playing America for “suckers.” Trump says Romney is a “failed” candidate” who “walks like a penguin.” No more spoilers, though. Enjoy it yourself, above, courtesy of MSNBC. [Featured image via screengrab] — Follow Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) on Twitter

Family Feud Between Ronna McDaniel and Mitt Romney Sends Shockwaves: He’s ‘Your Uncle!!!’


This post is by Ken Meyer from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Political Twitter is doing a collective spit-take in response to RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel‘s slam against Mitt Romney for his criticisms of Donald Trump. Romney, former Republican presidential candidate and senator-elect from Utah, is drawing the wrath of conservatives after he penned an op-ed slamming the president and questioning his fitness for office. Trump returned fire against Romney earlier today, and now, McDaniel has pinned this tweet of herself slamming the “freshman senator” for his “disappointing and unproductive” critiques. Since McDaniel is attacking her own uncle for his views on Trump’s character, political observers are having a field day as they Continue reading "Family Feud Between Ronna McDaniel and Mitt Romney Sends Shockwaves: He’s ‘Your Uncle!!!’"

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Scolds Her Own Uncle Mitt Romney For Op-Ed Criticizing Trump: ‘Freshman Senator’


This post is by Ken Meyer from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




And you thought the holidays with your family were awkward… There’s been a lot of commotion over Mitt Romney bashing President Donald Trump in a blistering op-ed. The incoming Utah senator showed no mercy for Trump in the Washington Post, denouncing the president’s character, condemning the chaos of his administration and blaming him for the divided state of the nation. Romney’s column has drawn plenty of ire from Trump-world already. But now, he apparently has a new critic: Ronna Romney McDaniel In case this hasn’t been made clear already, the Republican National Committee chairwoman doesn’t just share her middle name with Romney, Continue reading "RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Scolds Her Own Uncle Mitt Romney For Op-Ed Criticizing Trump: ‘Freshman Senator’"

Trump Campaign Manager Ridiculed for Telling Mitt Romney ‘Jealously is a Drink Best Served Warm’


This post is by Aidan McLaughlin from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




President Donald Trump‘s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale was the first from the president’s camp to return fire at Mitt Romney, after the incoming Republican senator penned a scathing op-ed calling into question Trump’s fitness for office. He did so in a weird way: “Jealously is a drink best served warm,” is not a phrase used commonly — or ever — and Twitter took notice. Some theorized he was taking a dig at Mormons, others made piss jokes, and everyone thought it was just weird. Don’t expect the phrase to feature prominently in Trump’s possible primary face-off against Romney.

Trump Calls on Mitt Romney to ‘Be a Team Player’ in Response to Scathing Op-Ed


This post is by Colby Hall from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




President Donald Trump responded to Senator-elect Mitt Romney’s scathing op-ed published in the Washington Post on Tuesday just days before being sworn in as Senator of Utah. The column is titled “The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short,” before opening with the claim that  “The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December.” Romney’s surprising rebuke of the Commander-in-Chief predictably became morning show fodder, and President Trump reacted in a surprisingly muted manner considering his “hit back ten times harder” past. Trump tweeted:

Incoming GOP Senator Mitt Romney Launches 2019 With Scathing Op-Ed Rebuking Trump


This post is by Tamar Auber from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




On Jan. 1, the Washington Post published a scathing rebuke of President Donald Trump written by Utah’s incoming senator Mitt Romney.  “The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December,” the op-ed begins.  “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 just gets more stinging from there. In the title, Romney says, “Trump’s character falls short.” He further explains in the article. “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring,” the incoming Senator writes. He ends with a Continue reading "Incoming GOP Senator Mitt Romney Launches 2019 With Scathing Op-Ed Rebuking Trump"

S.E. Cupp: ‘Pretty Darn Rich’ of Obama to Lament Current GOP After He Called Romney a ‘Bullsh*tter’ in 2012


This post is by Josh Feldman from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




CNN’s S.E. Cupp told Wolf Blitzer this afternoon former President Barack Obama‘s speech today was well-intentioned but a little off the mark. She said, “Being generous, let me say I think that President Obama was trying to do the right thing… Appealing to common ground, trying to get that audience engaged without getting them angry.” However, she took issue with Obama lamenting the current state of the Republican party and how it’s acting more “radical” than conservative:
“But in ticking off all of the Republican Congress’ ills and the Trump Administration’s ills and saying ‘none of this is conservatism,’ ‘what happened to the Republican Party,’ believe me, conservatives like me have the very same laments and ask the very same questions. But it’s pretty darn rich. One of the most conservative, moral, honest, decent men we know is Mitt Romney. And Mitt Romney was a guy that Continue reading "S.E. Cupp: ‘Pretty Darn Rich’ of Obama to Lament Current GOP After He Called Romney a ‘Bullsh*tter’ in 2012"

Mitt Romney Burns Obama in Statement Condemning Trump For Putin Presser


This post is by Aidan McLaughlin from Mediaite


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Add Mitt Romney‘s name to the growing list of Republican lawmakers who have rebuked President Donald Trump for his bizarre press conference Monday morning in which he capitulated to Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin. Romney — who’s running for Senate in Utah and has been an on-and-off critic of the president — called Trump’s performance “disgraceful and detrimental to our democratic principles.” But he also managed to take a shot at his former 2012 presidential campaign opponent Barack Obama in the statement. Back during the 2012 campaign, Obama mocked Romney for calling Russia the “biggest geopolitical threat” facing America. “The 1980s, they’re now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,” Obama said to Romney. That has obviously changed, with Russia successfully attacking US elections in 2016 and challenging American foreign policy from the Middle East to Ukraine. Continue reading "Mitt Romney Burns Obama in Statement Condemning Trump For Putin Presser"