Romney: 'I'll Be with Republicans' on the Shutdown

Romney: 'I'll Be with Republicans' on the Shutdown

Romney: 'I'll Be with Republicans' on the Shutdown

Successfully blocking Trump's re-nomination, said Williams, would feed Romney's "fantasy of being president, even if that means destroying our party and denying President Trump re-election".

He reminded those attending that he endorsed Romney in his Senate run.

Back in 2012, Romney graciously accepted Trump's endorsement for his presidential campaign, praising the then-magnate and TV celebrity for his "extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works and to create jobs".

But in his essay on Tuesday, Romney sought to stake out a more independent position in his party and vowed to be a strong voice in Washington, which now includes a divided Congress as Democrats are scheduled to take control of the House of Representatives on Thursday.

Romney suggested that "on balance, (Trump's) conduct over the past two evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office".

Mitt Romney has once again rebuked Trump's leadership skills, claiming the United States president has made wrong personnel decisions and failed to reconcile the angered and divided nation. Sixty-four percent of Utah voters said they wanted to see him stand up to Trump, according to one poll.

Romney has strongly defended press freedom and challenged Trump's repeated attacks on some news outlets as an "enemy of the people".

Rounds said he rode with Trump after meeting him at the airport when the president visited South Dakota during the midterm election season, telling him the state's soybean farmers were facing losses of some $500 million because of retaliatory tariffs.

For all his big words, Romney also says that he looks forward to "working on these priorities with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other senators". Jeff Flake of Arizona, a Republican who has been a Trump critic.

In his interview on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper", Romney also noted that there were several times he split with the current administration's handling of situations. In December, Trump announced the withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan, a decision triggering the resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

Pretty good chance that's not the only tweet from a member of the Trump 2020 campaign that will be sent about this op-ed.

Paul brushed aside concern that Trump often lobs personal insults, saying it was up to Trump to police himself. In that same speech, he said "dishonesty is Donald Trump's hallmark". "But policies and appointments are only a part of a presidency". Somewhat cryptically, Romney says the "project" to "repair failings in our politics at home" must begin "with the highest office once again acting to inspire and unite us".

Paul countered that such jabs at character are hard to critique - because character is "not fixable".

The US president admitted that he was aware of the studies proving his low popularity among Europeans and said he did not care about it. "It's not so much me influencing him as that I tend to agree with his policies".

After the election, Romney congratulated Trump.

It was a reference to retiring Republican Sen.

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