Little more than six months ago Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) promised voters he would “speak out” against President Donald Trump‘s racism. On Monday, Senator Mitt Romney blamed the targets of President Donald Trump’s two-day racism fest for the President’s own racism.
“I will speak out against significant statements or actions,” by President Trump, “that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions,” Romney said in a New Year’s Day 2019 Washington Post op-ed.
Speaking with a reporter for an NBC affiliate in Massachusetts, Romney’s former home state where he served as governor, the now-Utah Republican was asked about Trump’s “go back” remarks to four progressive Democratic Congresswomen.
“I certainly feel a number of these new members of Congress have views that are not consistent with my experience and not consistent with building a strong America,” Romney told Alison King of NBC10 in Boston.
“At the same time, I recognize that the Pres[ident] has a unique and noble calling to unite all Americans regardless of our creeds or race or place of our national origin and I think in that case, the Pres[ident] fell far short,” Romney said, according to King:
.@MittRomney on Trump calling for 4 congresswoman to go back to their countries of origin? “I certainly feel a number of these new members of Congress have views that are not consistent with my experience and not consistent with building a strong America.” More @NBC10Boston 5pm pic.twitter.com/3tZ4DtCuvW
— Alison King NBC10 Boston (@AlisonNBCBoston) July 15, 2019
Romney was immediately blasted for using his personal experience to judge racism in America.
My White Experience
— lee sanders (@4dlsf) July 15, 2019
Why is anyone surprised? This is the guy who skipped out on serving his country in a time of war so he could go proselytize in Paris for a religion that thought black people were cursed by god.
— LivingLiberally (@LiberallyLiving) July 15, 2019
One year before Senator-elect Romney’s promise to speak out against Trump’s racism, and before he had officially declared his intention to run for the Senate, Romney blasted President Trump’s racist remarks, made in a meeting on immigration, as “antithetical to American values.”
Internet slams ‘disgusting’ Donald Trump Jr. after he skates for killing endangered Mongolian sheep
According to new reports, Donald Trump Jr. illegally shot and killed an endangered argali sheep on a taxpayer-funded hunting trip in Western Mongolia in August — and the Mongolian government retroactively gave him a permit rather than tread on the toes of the U.S. government.
The report was met with outrage on social media, with commenters blasting Trump Jr.'s bloodthirst for endangered animals and the wealth and privilege that allowed him to kill them with no accountability. Some even compared it to the right-wing outrage about Hunter Biden being given a free position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
Roman Polanski blames Harvey Weinstein for rape accusation and says media ‘making me a monster’
Film director Roman Polanski has spoken out for the first time since another woman accused him of rape, declaring that the media are "trying to make me into a monster".
And in an extraordinary twist he blamed Harvey Weinstein for his woes, in an interview with Paris Match magazine published Wednesday.
He claimed the disgraced Hollywood mogul tried to brand him a "child rapist" to stop him winning an Oscar in 2003 for "The Pianist".
Polanski -- a fugitive from US justice since 1978 after he admitted the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl -- also dismissed the latest rape allegations against him as "absurd".
‘This is a lie’: Lisa Page pummels Trump for telling blatant falsehoods about her at crazed rally
Former FBI attorney Lisa Page on Wednesday called out President Donald Trump for once again lying about her at one of his political rallies.
On Tuesday night, Trump told supporters in Pennsylvania that Page supposedly had to file a restraining order against former FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she'd had a relationship during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump hedged his claim by telling his supporters, "That's what I heard, I don't know if it's true."
Page, however, took to Twitter to shred the president for repeating a blatant falsehood.
"This is a lie," she wrote. "Nothing like this ever happened. I wish we had a president who knew how to act like one."