Trump brushes off Romney’s criticism, points to loss in 2012

FILE - In this Friday Jan., 18, 2019 file photo, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, left, speaks with reporters after visiting with local officials to discuss how the four-week partial government shutdown is impacting an area with several major federal employers, including the Internal Revenue Service in Ogden, Utah. Sen. Mitt Romney says he’s “sickened” by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House. Now President Donald Trump is firing back at the Utah Republican, tweeting Saturday, April 20, 2019 that if Romney “spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!” Romney has been one of the few prominent Republicans to criticize Trump since Trump’s election. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitt Romney says he’s “sickened” by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House, but the president fires back that Romney should have put the same energy into running for president in 2012 that the Utah Republican has tapped in criticizing him.

Romney also tweeted Friday that in reading the special counsel’s report he was “appalled” Americans working on the Trump campaign had welcomed help from Russia.

On Saturday, Trump responded via Twitter, saying if Romney “spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!”

In 2012 Romney won a slightly greater percentage of the popular vote than Trump in 2016. He’s one of the few prominent Republicans to criticize Trump since Trump’s election.

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3 Comments

  • Dee Len Petersen April 21, 2019 at 8:34 pm Reply

    What sickens me is the fact that Romney is a disgusting RINO. His constant lack of support for our president sickens me. His constant support of the Democrats sickens me. His lack of support for the border wall and border protection sickens me. What sickens me is the fact that he took the place of John McCain in bashing President Trump. The Republican Party doesn’t need his kind. For him to pretend to be a Republican is totally dishonest. He doesn’t represent me, and he doesn’t represent the State of Utah. Shame on you Mitt. Another thing that sickens me is your dishonesty.

  • Warren> Pugh April 22, 2019 at 1:49 am Reply

    When Silicon Valley’s elite social website Yabberz began defaulting the U.S. I once again wondered what we were missing. They were most bitter about the Trump success, but with what little information was available we could find nothing because nothing existed. So who benefited most from this misspent 26, uh huh 26, months of betrayal? CAIR and the MUslim Brotherhood and in an ironic twist, those being ravaged
    by the effects of opioids. How could the congress wait so long to look into this killer?

  • Free Bird April 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm Reply

    One only has to do a search on old Mitt’s Baine Capital and the funneling of George Bush’s drug money, that pretty much says it all.

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