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.”
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"Rick Wilson, your assessment of where the president stands as he heads off to the G7 summit?" O'Donnell asked.
"I think Donald Trump has had a week in which he is proving that this isn’t 87-dimensional chess game, this isn't some masterful strategy of communications or persuasion," Wilson replied. "This is an old man who is sick and who has problems and who has mental disconnects and who has aphasias and who has moments where he doesn’t remember who and where he is."