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Mitt Romney Says a Once-Coveted Donald Trump Endorsement Is Now a ‘Kiss of Death

它的. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, arrives to the U.S. 国会大厦

它的. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, arrives to the U.S. 国会大厦

Mitt Romney.
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Mitt Romney isn’t holding back when it comes to speaking out against former President 唐纳德·特朗普, who announced his 2024 bid for the White House 上个月.

The Republican Senator from Utah said it wasnot rocket sciencewhy so many Trump-supported candidates failed during the most recent election, noting that his support was thekiss of deathfor the general election at 华盛顿邮报 forum on climate change held Thursday.

The difference between Trump’s nominees and others is not their policy, but whether they subscribe to the president’s lie about the 2020 选举,” Romney said, 添加, “If we focus on obsession with his loss, I think we’re going to get stuck with candidates who lose.

While Romney admitted Trump still has pull in the Republican Party, especially in the primary elections, the Utahn hasn’t been swayed, saying he would “绝对不” support him if he’s the party’s nominee, predicting he will lose.

“看, I voted to remove him from office — twice,” Romney said, referring to Trump’s two impeachment trials.

他加了, “It’s not just because he loses. It’s also [那] he’s simply not a person who ought to have the reins of the government of the United States.

I heard Bob Gates, former secretary of state and secretary of defense, speak at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and he was asked what’s the No. 1 quality you’d think is critical for President of the United States, and he said ‘to be willing to recognize that you’re not the smartest person in the room, and to be willing to listen to others.That’s not one of the qualities Trump has in abundance.

他继续, “I hope we find someone in my party who has those qualities and other qualities to lead America to a better future.

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This isn’t the first time Romney came out swinging at Trump during the past week.

Romney called Trump one of his favorite insults — RINO, which stands forRepublican in Name Only— after the 45th president suggested terminating the U.S. Constitution.

“好, the Republican Party is the Constitution party, so when he calls to suspend the Constitution, he goes from being MAGA to being RINO.

上个月, Romney called Trump’s dinner with white supremacist Nick Fuentes and 肯伊·韦斯特 “恶心,” 美国全国广播公司新闻 报道.

I think it has been clear that there is no bottom to the degree in which President Trump will degrade himself and the nation.