During the past 24 hours, incoming U.S. Senator and bitter failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked President Donald J. Trump’s character in a Washington Post op-ed, causing Trump to hit him back on Twitter. Romney alienated his own niece who sided with President.
“POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack
@realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive,” said GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Twitter.
POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 2, 2019
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McDaniel, the GOP Chairwoman is Romney’s niece. She was the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican party and helped boost Trump to victory in that state in 2016. She took over as GOP chair after Reince Priebus was canned, and has been asked by Trump to stay in the role through the 2020 campaign.
Trump responded to Romney’s op-ed with the above Tweet.
“Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!” he said.
Romney, whose crowning achievement in politics was delivering socialized healthcare to the citizens of Massachusetts as governor, has been bitter since the ascendance of Trump, a political outsider who took the do-nothing GOP establishment by storm. There was a period of time when Trump reportedly considered Romney as Secretary of State, a job that was eventually offered to and accepted by Rex Tillerson.
Romney has been losing since he essentially took the final weeks of the 2012 presidential race off, handing a very winnable election to president Barack H. Obama. He was outspokenly anti-Trump during 2016, which had little effect on ordinary Americans who no longer care about the opinions of the former ruling class in Washington D.C.
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