Mitt Romney blames democratic women for Trump’s racism: Their views ‘are not consistent with my experience’
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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:

Romney was immediately blasted for using his personal experience to judge racism in America.

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."