Mitt Romney Blasts ‘Religious Bigot’ Robert Jeffress For Jerusalem Embassy Prayer

Mitt Romney blasted the decision to have evangelical tele-Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor, give a blessing at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, slated for Monday. Jeffress, the head of the First Baptist Dallas megachurch in Texas known for his controversial (if not outright loony) comments about other religions, believes Islam and Mormonism are cults and “a heresy from the pit of hell.” Romney, a Mormon and Senate candidate for Utah, took to Twitter to remind his followers of the pastor’s history: “Robert Jeffress says ‘you can’t be saved by being a Jew,’ and “Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell,'” Romney wrote. “He’s said the same about Islam.” “Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem,” he said.

Kimmel Unveils Trump’s Campaign Ad For Mitt Romney: ‘He’ll Stand Up To Me’

On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel had some fun at the expense of Mitt Romney for the endorsement he recently earned from President Trump. Last week, Romney officially announced that he was running for Senate in Utah. And yesterday, Trump tweeted that he would give his full support to the candidate, which he gladly accepted despite the bitterness between the two of them during the 2016 election. Kimmel mocked Romney for accepting Trump’s endorsement after he once tweeted that he would not have accepted it in 2012 based on his campaign rhetoric about various groups of people. “Boy, when Mitt gets to the Senate, he’s gonna fit right in,” Kimmel joked. Kimmel then claimed that Trump is “putting the full weight of his office” in Romney’s campaign by funding campaign ads on television and showed one of them to his audience, which was voiced by “Donald Trump.” “Mitt will Continue reading "Kimmel Unveils Trump’s Campaign Ad For Mitt Romney: ‘He’ll Stand Up To Me’"

Jason Chaffetz Shills Again For Pal Romney: He Didn’t Even Ask For Trump’s Endorsement

President Donald Trump, seemingly out of nowhere, endorsed Mitt Romney last night in his bid to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch in Utah. The endorsement came via tweet. No surprise there. What surprised many, however, was Romney’s quick acceptance of the endorsement, despite having once said he would never do such a thing, in light of the president’s tendency to disparage other races. Well, former Utah representative and number one Romney mega-fan Jason Chaffetz appeared on Fox Business Network this morning to say that, though he accepted the endorsement, Romney never asked for it in the first place. “I don’t think Mitt Romney asked for the president’s endorsement,” he said. “I really do believe, having talked to some people in the Romney campaign, that this just came out of the blue.” Chaffetz also indicated that Trump and Romney’s new-found bromance would likely not last long. “It’s a nice little group Continue reading "Jason Chaffetz Shills Again For Pal Romney: He Didn’t Even Ask For Trump’s Endorsement"

Romney, Who Just Thanked Trump For His Support, Once Said He Wouldn’t Accept Trump’s Endorsement

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday night to announce that he was endorsing former Republican presidential nominee — and frequent Trump critic — Mitt Romney in the Utah Senate race. (Romney recently announced his candidacy to run for longtime GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch’s seat.) Following Trump’s tweet, Romney responded on Twitter, thanking the president for his support while stating that he hoped to earn the “endorsement of the people of Utah.” Shortly after Romney sent that tweet, a two-year-old tweet of his resurfaced that showed Romney with a far different opinion of then-candidate Trump.

Trump Endorses Mitt Romney For Utah Senate Race: ‘Will Make a Great Senator’

President Donald Trump endorsed longtime foe Mitt Romney for Utah Senate on Monday night, saying the former 2012 presidential candidate has his “full support and endorsement!” Romney, formerly the governor of Massachusetts, has been a thorn in the side of Trump since the 2016 campaign, repeatedly speaking out against the now-president’s policies and rhetoric. There was a brief reprieve in the bitter relationship between the two last year, when Romney put himself in the running to be Trump’s secretary of state. But that bid resulted in little more than a meme-worthy photo, and Romney soon returned to his position as one of Trump’s most fierce critics. Continue reading "Trump Endorses Mitt Romney For Utah Senate Race: ‘Will Make a Great Senator’"

Matt Schlapp Swipes at Romney’s ‘Pathetic’ Senate Bid: ‘Learn How to Knit’ or Something

On Friday night, Matt Schlapp sounded off on Mitt Romney and his recently-announced Senate run in Utah. When asked by Mike Emanuel, who was filling in for Bret Baier on Special Report, if the former Massachusetts governor was going to win, Schlapp expressed his uncertainly, but did confidently say that he found this all “rather pathetic.” “He ran for president, he got trounced, a lot of people thought he was going to win, he had a good first debate,” Schlapp told Emanuel, “but I think it’s time for Governor Romney of Massachusetts––maybe future senator from Utah––to just kind of find something else to do.” The American Conservative Union chairman suggested for Romney to “get a hobby,” “play golf,” learn how to knit,” or “go traveling.” “So mean, man!” Marie Harf reacted. The former Obama State Department spokeswoman and now Fox News contriubtor praised Romney, Continue reading "Matt Schlapp Swipes at Romney’s ‘Pathetic’ Senate Bid: ‘Learn How to Knit’ or Something"

Jason Chaffetz Makes Comical Defense of Romney’s Utah Senate Run: ‘He’s Got a Utah Driver’s License’

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has officially announced a bid for Utah’s soon-to-be vacant Senate seat, looking to replace long-time Senator Orrin Hatch. Romney, you may remember, formerly served as governor of Massachusetts — a state a heck of a long way from Utah. This has opened up the businessman to accusations of political carpetbaggery, despite Romney’s long history with Utah, particularly the Mormon Church. Perhaps this is why Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz, during an appearance on Fox News this morning, listed off a series of Romney’s qualifications for the job — one of which was truly comical “Look, he’s one of the most favorite sons of Utah. He’s got deep strong ties to Utah,” he said. “His kids are here. His grandkids are here. He’s got a Utah driver’s license.” A Utah driver’s license. Chaffetz ultimately said that Romney would make a fine addition to the government. Continue reading "Jason Chaffetz Makes Comical Defense of Romney’s Utah Senate Run: ‘He’s Got a Utah Driver’s License’"