Incoming Sen. Romney criticizes President Trump's character in op-ed

Incoming Sen. Romney criticizes President Trump's character in op-ed

Fox News contributor Dan Bongino blasted Senator-elect Mitt Romney as "a sell-out" and "fraud" for changing his opinion of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a day after the incoming Utah lawmaker published an editorial rebuking the commander in chief.

While Romney appears to be setting himself up to contend with the president - at least when it comes to character and leadership - Lee continues to strengthen his ties to Trump.

Romney's move to stake out a more independent position highlights divisions within the party, since Trump, a real estate developer and television reality star who had never held public office before winning the 2016 election, upended many conservatives' long-held positions on foreign policy and deficits, among others.

A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. He further declared his intention to "speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions".

In one speech, Romney said there was plenty of evidence that Trump was "a con man, a fake".

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally, said Mr. Romney's move is "kind of sad".

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who is Romney's niece, slammed her uncle in a tweet about the op-ed, only referring to Romney as a "freshman senator".

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Romney lost the 2012 presidential election to former President Obama.

During his Senate campaign, Romney insisted that he would agree with Trump on some issues and not be shy about disagreeing with him on others.

"Jealously is a drink best served warm and Romney just proved it", Parscale tweeted Tuesday night, puzzling many followers. It is unclear whether Trump will face a serious challenge in 2020 to securing the Republican party's presidential nomination.

Huntsman said "Romney is going to be about Romney every single time" and said it wouldn't surprise her if he was thinking about taking on Trump in 2020. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., noted that nearly half the Senate Republicans are up for re-election in 2020 and some may feel the need to push back against Trump.

President Trump and his team accused Romney of lashing out now because he is bitter that his 2012 presidential bid failed where Trump's 2016 campaign succeeded.

Two days before he's sworn in as Utah's junior senator, the on-again, off-again critic of President Trump announced his arrival in Washington with an op-ed bashing the president's character and praising his policies.

At the White House on Wednesday, Trump reiterated his suggestion that Romney be more of a "team player". A Morning Consult poll updated last month found that as of November 2018, President Trump holds a 50 percent approval rating in Utah.

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