On Tuesday, the Washington Post published an op-ed by former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in which the incoming Utah senator trashed President Donald Trump over his character.
Social media from the left and right was briefly united in scorn for Romney, with everyone from arch-conservative Jack Posobiec to progressive activist Jordan Uhl piling on to mock him.
Here's a sampling of the best tweets.
.@MittRomney's "character": 2012: Seeks @realDonaldTrump's endorsement, gets it. 2016 (Mar.): Trashes Trump. 2016… https://t.co/Nb5cprM7tr— Joel Pollak (@Joel Pollak)1546395186.0
Wow brave op-ed from Mitt Romney https://t.co/mD273muPqL— Jason O. Gilbert (@Jason O. Gilbert)1546395213.0
Can someone help me? Tried reading Mitt Romney’s op-ed but it just said “trombone sound” a few hundred times— Mike Drucker (@Mike Drucker)1546394776.0
Mitt Romney (D-UT): •jealous •pious •arrogant •clueless •silly •fake •bff’s with John McCain •buddy-buddy with Jeff… https://t.co/opbT1xdWd9— Aaron J. Carpenter🇺🇸 (@Aaron J. Carpenter🇺🇸)1546395127.0
Mitt Romney: The Moral Authority https://t.co/xIb7ExwYVK— jordan (@jordan)1546392876.0
Sure Mitt Romney blows in the wind, what's interesting is what way he sees that wind blowing today.— Schooley (@Schooley)1546394051.0
Where is the commentary telling Mitt Romney to go away and take up knitting?— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1546397776.0
@RWPUSA Romney is nauseating talking about how he hoped Trump would do better. Only an idiot would think anything g… https://t.co/yVYnBp7Ef5— Nancy Bliss (@Nancy Bliss)1546399331.0
Mitt Romney energetically sought Trump's endorsement at the height of the racist birther campaign and brushed off T… https://t.co/kO9P6uXQ02— Simon Maloy (@Simon Maloy)1546393141.0
The truth is @MittRomney lacked the ability to save this nation. @realDonaldTrump has saved it. Jealously is a drin… https://t.co/VB8uY3jTMZ— Brad Parscale (@Brad Parscale)1546392699.0
Mitt Romney is a snake. He groveled on his knees before Trump, begging first to be Secretary Of State and then fo… https://t.co/2FciHE7aSp— CJ Pearson (@CJ Pearson)1546397737.0
Romney did find some support, from outgoing Arizona senator and fellow Mormon Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
A thoughtful piece by incoming Senator Romney. https://t.co/pKO0wXgbLw— Jeff Flake (@Jeff Flake)1546398554.0